5th Circ. Won't Revive Insurer's Suit Over Helicopter Crash

Law360, Chicago (August 28, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday refused to revive National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.'s suit seeking contribution from two helicopter companies to a settlement over a fatal 2007 crash in Hawaii, siding with a lower court that applied Texas law barring such claims.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel ruled that a Texas federal court did not err in applying the law of that state instead of Hawaii law, which does allow contribution claims, to the case National Union launched against Texas-based American...
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