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Hearing Ordered In Bid To Toss Spirit's Suit Over Engine

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 8:33 PM EST) -- After initially affirming a decision to deny Rolls-Royce’s bid to toss a suit brought by Spirit Airlines over an aircraft engine that exploded, a Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed course and said the trial court should not have denied the motion to dismiss without first holding an evidentiary hearing.

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said the lower court erred in denying Rolls-Royce PLC’s motion to dismiss Spirit Airlines Inc.’s claims against it for lack of jurisdiction. The U.K.-based Rolls-Royce, which repaired the International Aero...
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