A Philadelphia jury awarded nearly $89 million in damages Tuesday afternoon 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, Arthur A. Wolk of The Wolk Law Firm, said the jury awarded $24.7 million in compensatory damages in Pridgen v. Avco Corp. and found that the defendant’s conduct was malicious, wanton, willful or oppressive, allowing for a subsequent punitive damages phase of the trial.
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