Parker Hannifin Escapes Liability In Jet Crash Suit

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a trial court ruling that cleared Parker Hannifin Inc. of liability for a jet engine malfunction that allegedly caused a fatal airplane crash in 2003.

A panel of three judges in Seattle, Wash. delivered the ruling on Thursday, upholding a summary judgment granted by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in favor of Parker in April 2007.

"Brewer has not challenged the district court's ruling," the panel said, arguing that the...
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