Jury Can Consider Comair Punitive Damages: Judge

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After reconsideration, a federal judge has affirmed his prior ruling that a jury can consider if Comair is liable for punitive damages in litigation arising out of a 2006 Kentucky plane crash that killed 49 people.

In a ruling Thursday, Judge Karl S. Forester of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky upheld his June 2008 decision that denied the airline's partial summary judgment regarding punitive damages.

Comair, which is a unit of Delta Air Lines Inc., had requested reconsideration, arguing there was...
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