Porsche Stays Put In $100M Airplane Engine Suit

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a $100 million fraud suit alleging Dr. Ing. hcF Porsche AG concealed critical defects in its discontinued airplane engines.

On Thursday, Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida clipped Porsche's wings, ruling that the German automaker has sufficient dealings in the state to establish the court’s personal jurisdiction over the company.

The decision is a major boost to airplane owners alleging Porsche concealed dangerous engine defects and abandoned its customers, leaving them...
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