Goallegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
Yesterday (Friday) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a federal court jury found 737 rudder valve maker Parker Hannefin 75% liable and Boeing 25% liable for the USAir Flight 427 crash outside of Pittsburgh several years ago. The jury rejected the defense arguments that the USAir pilots were at fault for not reacting quickly enough to wake vortex.
Here's an excerpt from the article describing the defense lawyer's actions:
Silane spent a lot of his time in court attacking the pilots' actions in the cockpit, describing them as complacent and inattentive before the plane hit the vortex and then saying they did all the wrong things afterward.
"The only real defense [by US Airways' experts] is that, 'A pilot would never do that,' " he said in his closing argument. "We all know that pilots are human. They make mistakes."
Yesterday he said, "I have no interest in saying anything bad about the pilots. In a courtroom I have to defend my client."
He also insisted that Parker-Hannifin's valve was not defective.
"I'll tell you one thing, the valve didn't jam," he said. "I don't think there's any question that the valve did not jam."
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
As usual, an idiot jury has decided to punish the "evil corporations" and try to cause them financial harm. Something tells me it will be a cold day in hell before Boeing even speaks to USAirways again. First USAirways breaks their contract with Boeing (For which Boeing sued and won) and now this crap.
Shakespeare was right when he said "Kill all the lawyers". Well, @ least all the trial lawyers.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
Yeah, lets just blame everything on the poor sods demanding justice, and throw darts at juries. Grow up. Boeing will speak to anyone who buys planes from them. Aircraft manufacturers have been sued by airlines and plaintiffs representing the survivors of victims before and that has no bearing on who they will do business with post-verdict.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 2408 times:
According to the article I read, Boeing was found 25% liable and the supplier was found 75% liable. Boeing won't be shelling out money because they settled with the families years ago. Feel free to correct this it's wrong.
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