Federal Preemption Applies In 2009 Plane Crash: NY Court

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge on Friday determined that the federal standard of care should apply in a suit against two airlines over a 2009 crash that claimed 50 lives, dealing a blow to some negligence claims brought by the victims’ families.

Judge Frederick Marshall of the Supreme Court of New York at Erie County found in favor of arguments by Colgan Air Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines Corp. that the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and Federal Aviation Regulations preempt state law for negligence standards of...
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