Air France Ocean Crash Cases Land In California

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated several cases against Societe Air France and Airbus SAS and several of its suppliers over Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 228 people on board.

The JPML consolidated three cases over the June 2009 crash in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday despite requests from some Texas-based plaintiffs and several manufacturers to proceed in...
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