GE, Others Duck Wrongful Death Claims In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal of wrongful death claims against General Electric Co. and others from the families of three U.S. Navy crewmen that died in a helicopter crash off the coast of California's Catalina Island.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit backed a district court's dismissal of the claims, upholding the decision that the Death on the High Seas Act, which refers cases of wrongful deaths that occur more than three nautical miles from the U.S. coast to maritime...
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