2nd Circ. Upholds Cirrus' Win In Yankees Pitcher Crash Suit

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 2:44 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday preserved a jury verdict in favor of aircraft maker Cirrus Design Corp. in a crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, saying a trial judge acted reasonably by excluding evidence of possible flight control system flaws.

In its nine-page order, the appeals court found that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones didn't abuse her discretion when she declined to allow evidence of a midair lockup of flight control equipment involving a different plane and pilot. That incident, which ended...
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