Significant verdicts and decisions in which FitzHunt has been involved.
Fitzpatrick & Hunt Obtained Summary Judgment in Helicopter Water Drop Case Handled by Suzanne McNulty and Mark Irvine
A CALIFORNIA STATE COURT AGREED WITH OUR ARGUMENTS THAT A FEDERAL CONTRACTOR PROVIDING HELICOPTER FIREFIGHTING SERVICES WAS IMMUNE FROM A NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT FILED BY A FIREFIGHTER INJURED BY A WATER DROP, WHO ARGUED THAT THE HELICOPTER PILOTS SHOULD HAVE SEEN HIM ON THE GROUND BEFORE DROPPING WATER. THE COURT GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT BASED ON TWO […]
Fitzpatrick & Hunt Obtains Dismissal of Defendant Skurka Aerospace, Inc. Based on Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Case Handled by Suzanne McNulty
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR FLORIDA GRANTED SKURKA’S MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION AGAINST PLAINTIFF NEELU AVIATION AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT ADVENT AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS, INC., IN AN ACTION INVOLVING ALLEGED DAMAGE TO AN ECLIPSE 500 JET DURING A FORCED LANDING IN FLORIDA WHICH PLAINTIFF CLAIMED WAS CAUSED BY THE AIRCRAFT’S FAULTY GENERATORS MANUFACTURED […]
Ferber v. Valjon, Inc.
NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS DENIES PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL IN DRAM SHOP ACTION HANDLED BY JOHN SOCOLOW. The plaintiff suffered a traumatic double leg amputation and filed suit against three bars that served alcohol to an underage customer. Two of the defendants paid significant sums to settle the case. The remaining defendant, […]
Clark v. Sierra International Machinery
SEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISTRICT COURT’S ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF AUTOMOBILE CRUSHING MACHINE REPRESENTED BY JOHN SOCOLOW. During a maintenance procedure, the plaintiff jumped off the automobile crushing machine and badly fractured his arm, leaving it essentially useless and rendering him totally disabled. Plaintiff claimed the […]
Fitzpatrick & Hunt Obtain Defense Verdict in $46 Million Helicopter Case
A San Diego jury deliberated for 80 minutes before returning a verdict in favor of defendant Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation which was facing a request for $46 million in damages in a product liability lawsuit involving a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter. Sikorsky manufactured and sold the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to the Navy in 1990. […]