Court Won’t Compel Continental CEO Crash Testimony

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 2:07 PM EST) -- A Texas state appeals court has overruled a lower court's decision to force the former CEO of Continental Airlines Inc. to be deposed in a lawsuit over a December 2008 airplane crash that injured dozens of passengers, finding that the executive does not have unique or superior knowledge related to the accident.

In an opinion Thursday issued in the multidistrict litigation that formed in the wake of the crash, the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeal said a judge with the 11th District Court of Harris County...
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