TWA’s promise to accept liabilityin French courts for the deaths of 45 French nationals who died in thecatastrophic explosion of TWA Flight 800 near Long Island in 1996 is notenough to dismiss their cases on the basis of an inconvenient forum, aSouthern District Judge has ruled.

Judge Robert W. Sweet ruledthat several factors favored keeping the actions filed by the familiesand other beneficiaries of the French victims in the Southern Districtin In Re Air Crash Off Long Island, 96 Civ. 7986.

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