A Philadelphia jury awarded nearly $89 million in damages Tuesday in a personal injury and products liability case involving a 1999 plane crash in which four people died and another suffered serious injuries. The plaintiffs attorney said the jury awarded $24.7 million in compensatory damages and found that defendant Avco Corp.'s conduct was malicious, wanton, willful or oppressive, allowing for a subsequent punitive damages phase of the trial, at which the jury awarded the plaintiffs $64 million.
Pa. Jury Awards Nearly $89 Million in Plane Crash Case
The Legal Intelligencer
April 7, 2010