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Minn. Jury Awards $16.4M Over 2003 Cirrus Crash

Law360 (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Minnesota jury has reportedly handed $16.4 million to the families of two men who died in a January 2003 plane crash, finding that Cirrus Design Corp., the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation and deceased pilot Gary Prokop were liable for negligence in the incident.

The seven-member jury in Itasca County, Minn., determined Thursday that Cirrus and the foundation were each 37.5 percent negligent and that Prokop was 25 percent negligent in the crash, which killed Prokop and his friend and passenger, James Kosak, the...
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