Minn. High Court Says Cirrus Isn't Liable For Plane Crash

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the reversal of a $16.4 million jury verdict against Cirrus Design Corp., ruling that the airplane manufacturer had adequately discharged its duty to warn with written instruction manuals and was not liable for a fatal 2003 crash.

The state's high court said the plane maker, despite not providing training on the plane's autopilot that it had promised as part of the purchase contract, had fulfilled its duty to warn by including copious written materials on how to operate the...
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