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Mexican Law Rules Bell Helicopter Crash Suit, Del. Court Says

Law360, New York (April 7, 2015, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court's decision by ruling that Mexican law applies to litigation over an alleged defect in a Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. helicopter that crashed in Mexico, killing seven people, saying that applying American law may undermine Mexican policies.

The state’s highest court ruled that a lower court had erred in finding that Texas law had the most significant relationships to the liability, damages and remedies at issue in the litigation brought by the families of the decedents, all Mexican citizens. The panel, with one judge dissenting, sided with Bell’s argument that applying Texas...

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