9th Circ. Finds Insurer Responsible For 2009 Plane Crash

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the 18-year statute of limitations in the General Aviation Revitalization Act begins running when an airplane is assembled or a part is first installed, making insurer United States Aviation Underwriters Inc. responsible for costs from a 2009 accident attributed to a faulty part.

The appeals court affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of airplane parts manufacturer Nabtesco Corp., saying the statute of limitations began running when the faulty part, a nose landing gear actuator, was first installed in...
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