Crash Victim's Estate Sues Continental, GE, Others

Law360, New York (August 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two representatives of the estate of a woman who was killed when her plane crashed in Venezuela in 2005 are attempting to recover damages from several companies, including Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and Continental Airlines Inc., on whom they pin liability.

The plaintiffs filed suit Wednesday both on the decedent's behalf and on their own in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Charging willful misconduct and strict liability, they asked for compensatory and punitive damages, stemming from alleged harm done both...
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