11th Circ. Drops Europeans From Crash Suit V. Cessna

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld a lower court's dismissal of the claims of 69 European plaintiffs against Cessna Aircraft Co. over a fatal airplane crash in Milan.

A three-judge panel handed down the ruling Friday, upholding a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to dismiss the European plaintiffs from the case based on forum non conveniens.

“Echoing the district judge’s sentiments, we are extremely sympathetic to those affected by this tragic airplane crash,” the...
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