Conflicts Keyed to Currie
In re Air Crash Disaster Near Chicago, Illinois on May 25, 1979
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After the airplane crash near Chicago, relatives of the 271 passengers who died were awarded compensatory and punitive damages, based on choice of law rules where the actions had originally been filed. MDC (Defendant) and American Airlines (Defendant) moved to strike the claims of punitive damages. The court allowed the motions to strike punitive damages claims against American (Defendant) but not against MDC (Defendant). MDC (Defendant) appealed.
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