Magana Cathcart & McCarthy

Pending Cases As Of December, 2006

Burkardt v. clear Channel Communications

2004 crash of Cessna 182 into the KFI radio tower near Fullerton Airport. Parent of plaintiffs killed in crash. Trial set for 2/07

Canright v. United States

2004 crash of Piper aircraft near Santa Barbara, CA on behalf of parents of one passenger. Settlement entered into with Estate of Pilot. Action pending against United States for negligence of air traffic controllers.


American Airlines Flight 547 Crash, Belle Harbor, NY, 2001
Confidential settlements on behalf of two families of Taiwanese businessmen.

Boudreau v. Lombardi

2004 incident where mercy mission aircraft ran off runway in Mexico. Settlement on behalf of a volunteer passenger on the aircraft.

Copeland v. AOG Air Support

Crash of DeHavilland Beaver in Ketchikan, Alaska killed young charter pilot. Settlement entered into on behalf of parents

Davis v. Lockheed, et al.

Crash of C-130 firefighting aircraft near Walker, California in 2002. Settlement entered into with re-manufacturer of center wing assembly on behalf of family of crewmember.

Drisdel v. United Airlines

2001 injury to passenger by cabin crewmember. Settlement.

Dubin v. Aviation Air Express

Crash of charter company P-210 in 2005 near Lebec, CA. Policy limit settlement for widow and child of passenger.

Elhessen v. Southwest Airlines

2003 incident where handicapped passenger injured while boarding aircraft. Confidential settlement.

Frank v. Robinson

Product liability action against helicopter manufacture resulting from 2001 crash in California. Confidential settlement.

He v. United Airlines

2000 accident where passenger injured by falling luggage on international flight. Settlement.

Li v. China Southern Airlines

2001 accident where passenger injured by falling luggage. Settlement.

Meepos v. Able Avionics, et al.

Crash of Cessna 210 during instrument approach into Hemet Airport, California. Seven figure settlement on behalf of wife and children of pilot as against avionics installer, avionics manufacturer, and chart manufacturer.

Navidi v. United States

2000 crash near Pomona, CA. Settlement with United States in case involving negligence of controllers on behalf of parents of student pilot.

Phares v. Robinson

Pilot and passenger badly burned in crash of Robinson R-22 helicopter in 2000. One died, and one suffered terribly. Confidential settlement entered into with manufacturer during jury selection.

Russell v. Justice Aviation

Policy limits settlement in death case where pilot rented aircraft and then crashed into Santa Monica Bay during darkness.

San Dimas Crash, July 4, 2002

Represented several ground victims injured, and a mother whose child was killed when a 1963 Cessna 3101 crashed shortly after take-off from Pomona, CA. Seven Figure settlement.

Sharma v. Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Passenger injured when he fell in lavatory. Federal court trial resulted in verdict of $251,880.28.

Singapore Airlines Flight 007, 10-31-00 crash at Taipei, Taiwan

30 cases on behalf of injured passenger, and families of those killed when the crew of a SIA 747 attempted to take-off on the wrong runway as a typhoon approached. Confidential settlements in all cases.

Southwest Airlines Crash at Burbank Airport, March 2000

Settlements on behalf of 9 clients injured when a Boeing 737 went off runway. One federal court jury trial with six figure verdict.

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