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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Boyle v. United States Technologies Corp.
Citation:487 U.S. 500 (1988)
United States Marine David A. Boyle died in a helicopter crash. Boyle’s father (Petitioner) brought a lawsuit against the United States contractor that built the helicopter, Sikorsky Division of the United Technologies Corporation (Respondent), in federal court under diversity jurisdiction. Petitioner argued that under state tort law Respondent was liable for a design defect in the helicopter.
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