$48M Skydiving Crash Award Upheld By Mo. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a jury’s $48 million judgment over a deadly 2006 skydiving plane crash, saying sufficient evidence suggested U.K.-based airplane parts manufacturer Doncasters Inc. was aware of turbine defects that contributed to the accident.

In a split ruling, the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals upheld $20 million in compensatory liability awarded to survivors of the five crash fatalities, and ruled that the lower court erred when it granted Doncasters' bid for judgment notwithstanding the verdict on $28 million in punitive...
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