PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Headline of release and first graph, first sentence should read: ...$26 million verdict (sted ...$26 million judgment).
The corrected release reads:
LANDYE BENNETT BLUMSTEIN LLP PART OF LEGAL TEAM WINNING $26 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST ENGINE MANUFACTURER FOR 2008 PLANE CRASH
The Portland, Oregon-based law firm, Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP, was part of the legal team that recently won a $26 million verdict in a 2008 airplane crash case.
A Seattle jury has awarded more than $26 million in compensatory and punitive damages against AVCO Corporation, doing business as Lycoming Engines, for a July 27, 2008 plane crash near McMurray, Washington resulting in the deaths of all three on board the plane. The trial in the King County Superior Court began February 4 and concluded March 21.
Plaintiffs claimed that the crash resulted from the aircraft’s Lycoming engine failing in flight as a result of a defective carburetor float, and Lycoming’s failure to warn of the defect.
The jury awarded $17,283,000, including $6,000,000 in punitive damages, to Plaintiff Paul Thomas Crews, represented by Robert B. Hopkins and Matthew K. Clarke of Landye Bennett for the deaths of pilot Brenda Houston and her 10-year old daughter, Elizabeth Crews, in the plane crash. The jury also awarded $8,900,000 to Plaintiff Estate of Virgil Becker, Jr., represented by Robert Hedrick and James Anderson of the Seattle law firm, Aviation Law Group, PS, for the death of Dr. Tory Becker in the plane crash.
Landye Bennett, with offices in Oregon and Alaska, is a regional law firm that provides legal services to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, including public and private corporations, real estate developers, homeowner associations, municipalities, nonprofit groups, and individuals. In addition, the firm represents clients throughout the United States on specialized matters.
With over 50 years of combined experience in aircraft accident litigation, Landye Bennett is one of the leading firms in aviation litigation for plaintiffs on the West Coast. The Aviation Group at Landye Bennett devotes their time and practice to representing families of pilots and passengers killed or injured in airplane and helicopter crashes; determining the cause or causes; finding answers for the families and victims; and obtaining recoveries from responsible parties.