BREAKING UPDATE: Jury Clears Plane Manufacturer at Trial Over Crash That Injured 2

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 16, 2018 1:26:42 PM

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Update: Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Friday afternoon found Daher-Socata and Socata North America were not at fault for the 2014 plane crash that injured a Georgia physician and her husband, the plane's pilot.

The verdict, reached after more than eight hours of deliberations in Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit, cleared the French plane manufacturer and its North American subsidiary on plaintiff's design defect, failure-to-warn, and negligence claims. Attorneys for the couple had sought more than $15 million in damages. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: Florida, Transportation, Aviation, McCaleb v. Daher-Socata

Design Defects, Not Pilot Error, Caused Plane Crash That Injured 2, Expert Says in Trial Against Manufacturer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 2, 2018 2:23:48 PM


Donald Sommer demonstrates why he believes a low fuel warning light would not trigger following the unporting of fuel in a Socata TBM 700/850 plane. Blaine and Cynthia McCaleb were injured when their Socata crashed following the unporting of its fuel in a sideslip maneuver. 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— An aircraft accident reconstruction expert wrapped three days of testimony Thursday with a sometimes tense back-and-forth over what led to a 2014 crash that injured two, as trial against the plane’s manufacturer continued through its first full week. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: Florida, Aviation, McCaleb v. Daher-Socata

Trial Begins Against Plane Manufacturer Over Crash That Injured Two

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 26, 2018 2:54:39 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys Thursday debated whether defective design or pilot error caused a 2014 plane crash that seriously injured a Georgia couple, as trial opened against the plane’s manufacturer. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: Florida, product liability, Aviation, McCaleb v. Daher-Socata