Defendant In 447 Crash Suit Points Finger At Air France

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 1:24 PM EST) -- One of the manufacturers accused of supplying defective parts to the Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June has lodged a third-party complaint against the airline, claiming it should share liability for any damages awarded.

France-based Thales Avionics SA lodged its third-party complaint against Societe Air France on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, tacking contribution and indemnity claims onto a suit originally brought by the relatives of eight flight victims who allege that Thales, along...
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