Lycoming Engines Hit With $89M Verdict Over Crash

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia jury has reportedly hit a unit of Textron Systems Inc. with an $89 million verdict in a case involving the 1999 crash of a single-engine plane in Ohio.

The 11-member Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury on Tuesday ruled in favor of the family members of three of four men killed and the lone survivor of the Youngstown, Ohio, crash. The Textron unit, Lycoming Engines, will pay $25 million in compensatory and $64 million in punitive damages, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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