2nd Circ. Eyes Barred Evidence In Yankees Pitcher's Fatal Crash

Law360, New York (November 29, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- The judge overseeing a product liability lawsuit over the plane crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle had the right to exclude evidence of the model's possible faults, aircraft maker Cirrus Design Corp. told the Second Circuit on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones was correct to keep a Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive — an instruction for Cirrus owners to repair their planes to deal with possible control issues — away from a jury, a Cirrus lawyer said at oral arguments in...
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