Judge Rejects Airworthiness Trial In Cessna MDL

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a consolidated product liability suit over alleged de-icing problems in certain Cessna Aircraft Co. planes, a judge has struck down the plaintiffs’ request to hold a separate trial on the issue of whether the Cessna Model 208B is airworthy.

Judge Kathryn H. Vratil issued an order Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas overruling the plaintiffs’ motion for a separate airworthiness trial on the grounds that the court is preparing the multidistrict litigation cases for trials in other courts and is...
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