Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Hart v. American Airlines, Inc
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An American Airlines aircraft crashed in Kentucky en route from New York to Covington, Kentucky. Fifty-eight of the 62 people on board were killed. Multiple actions against the defendant regarding the crash had been instituted in New York and elsewhere. The first case to be tried to conclusion was brought in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. A verdict was rendered for the plaintiff therein. The issue of the defendant’s liability in the Texas case was identical to the issue of liability in the present case. The plaintiffs, therefore, moved for summary judgment on the issue of liability, citing collateral estoppel.
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