Chart Maker Absolved In Kentucky Plane Crash

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has ruled that the company that provided an allegedly outdated chart of the airport in a 2006 fatal Kentucky plane crash cannot be held liable for the disaster.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Karl Forester granted summary judgment to Jeppesen Sanderson Inc., rejecting the third-party negligence and product liability claims brought by James Polehinke, the lone survivor and co-pilot of Comair Flight 5191.

“The evidence in this case has never risen to the level of establishing that the alleged defect was the...
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