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Date: 08-17-2001

Case Style: James Cassoutt, et al. v. Cessna Aircraft Co.

Case Number: Unknown

Judge: Unknown

Court: Circuit Court, Escambia County, Florida

Plaintiff's Attorney: Arthur Alan Wolk of Wolk & Genter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Defendant's Attorney: Unknown

Description: Products Liability - Plaintiffs claimed the crash was caused by a defective seat latching mechanism. The suit alleged the pilot's seat suddenly slid back as he was attempting to land and caused the nose to pitch up because he had the control yoke in his grasp.

Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict for $80 million in compensatory damages and $400 million in punitive damages.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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