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BUTLER v. BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON, INC., B152609

FAA regulations required defendant to report helicopter failures, and its withholding of that information falls squarely within the statutory exception to the time limitations on civil actions that would otherwise apply under a federal statute of repose.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/13/2003
  • Published 06/13/2003

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo and Robert E. Guilford, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs and Appellants Maria Butler, Lisa Reiner and Lorene McComb., Law Offices of Richard P. Louis and Richard P. Louis, Woodland Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants Steven L. Robinson and Jennifer Ann Robinson.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Law Offices of Stephen K. Brunk and Stephen K. Brunk, La Jolla;  Shea & Gardner, Frederick C. Schafrick and J. Chad Oppenheimer, for Defendants and Respondents.
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