2nd Circ. Won't Revive MDL Over Brazilian Plane Crash

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 6:44 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to family members of passengers killed when a jet headed to Rio de Janeiro crashed in the Amazon rain forest in 2006, rejecting their challenge to a district court's dismissal of their wrongful death suits against Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co. and others.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a summary order on Tuesday affirming a lower court's decision to dismiss a slew of cases over the 2006 crash, which killed all 154 people...
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