Boeing Escapes Supreme Court Review Of Chopper Crash Case

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 3:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review the Ninth Circuit's ruling in favor of The Boeing Co. and other government contractors in a lawsuit bought by the families of soldiers killed in a 2007 helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The families asked the high court to weigh in on the dispute in December, arguing the Ninth Circuit had erred when it held that the plaintiffs' design defect claims were preempted by the government contract defense established in the high court's 1988 case Boyle v. United...
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