Judge Trims Suit Over Learjet Aircraft Defects

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge trimmed a product liability claim Tuesday from Cunningham Charter Corp.'s breach of contract suit against Learjet Inc. alleging windshield and other failures on an $8 million aircraft that had a so-called nose-to-tail warranty.

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon ruled that Cunningham Charter's product liability claim, which alleged damage only to the aircraft's windshields and batteries, failed because only an economic loss occurred, granting in part and denying in part Learjet's bid for partial summary judgment.

“Whether it is the entire aircraft,...
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