TAM Plane Crash Suits Must Be Tried In Brazil: Judge

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 4:19 PM EDT) -- In a substantial victory for Airbus SAS, Goodrich Corp. and others blamed for a 2007 TAM Airlines crash at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas airport that killed 199 people, a judge has ruled that Brazil — not the U.S. — is the correct venue for claims related to the disaster.

Judge Marcia Cook dismissed the consolidated lawsuits from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Aug. 21 for forum non conveniens, arguing that the Brazilian court system would be a better venue for the...
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