Judge Delays Jurisdiction Ruling In Cessna Crash Case

Law360, New York (June 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Kansas magistrate judge has delayed ruling on whether to dismiss claims that faulty icing equipment on Cessna Aircraft Co. planes caused a crash in Canada until more discovery is conducted to show if the court has appropriate jurisdiction.

Judge David J. Waxse ruled on Tuesday to allow Stephanie Ann Allan and Merle James Alden Allan until July 16 to complete discovery necessary to counter the factual allegations in Cessna's motion to dismiss. Waxse also denied Cessna's motion but said the airplane maker may re-file its...
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