Aviation Litigation

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Overview

When facing complex litigation, companies in the aviation industry turn to MG+M The Law Firm to defend their reputations for safety and reliability. 

MG+M defends aerospace product manufacturers, airline service providers, aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul organizations, fixed base operators, airport authorities, airlines, suppliers, and aerospace insurers in litigation throughout the United States. 

We represent clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States, in matters ranging from complex litigation and class actions to local litigation. We have also represented clients before the National Transportation Safety Board. 

Our team has experience successfully defending clients confronted with lawsuits arising from incidents, accidents, disputes and exposures throughout the United States and abroad that result in severe personal injuries, wrongful death, commercial disputes, substantial property damage and exposure to toxic subtances. We also have experience serving as national defense counsel with respect to clients’ aviation liability matters. 

We represent clients through all stages of potential and active disputes, claims and litigation, and are strong advocates at trial when necessary. Additionally, we counsel clients in loss prevention programs, risk avoidance, product integrity seminars and audits, contractual provisions and electronic discovery. Our team is also called upon by clients to lead investigations in response to incidents and accidents. 

Team
Partner
Los Angeles
213 694 4216
Garth W.
Aubert
gaubert@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Boston
617 670 8546
Howard P.
Goldberg
hgoldberg@mgmlaw.com
Partner
Boston
617 670 8519
Brian D.
Gross
bgross@mgmlaw.com
Associate
Boston
617 670 8303
Marissa L.
Morte
mmorte@mgmlaw.com
Associate
Los Angeles
213 929 1900
Carolina
Nunez
cnunez@mgmlaw.com
Results

Counseling clients regarding indemnity, limitation of liability, and insurance provisions in complex commercial contracts

Defense based on the Air Carrier Access Act of an airport shuttle bus operator against a wrongful death lawsuit

Defense of a component part manufacturer based on the Government Contractor Defense of wrongful death claims arising from the crash of a US Army Apache AH-64 helicopter in Mali

Defense of a component part manufacturer based on the Government Contractor Defense of a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the hard landing of a MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in Hawaii, resulting in dismissal of the lawsuit by the Ninth Circuit

Defense of a fixed base operator/aircraft fueler in complex, wrongful death litigation arising from the crash of a Cessna 421 air ambulance aircraft near Las Cruces, New Mexico Defense of a fixed base operator/aircraft refueler against wrongful death litigation arising from the crash of a Piper PA-46 near Spokane, Washington

Defense of a geosynchronous satellite component manufacturer against claims of negligence and fraud in the manufacture of parts for nine telecommunication satellites

Defense of a government contractor/military helicopter maintenance client through a month-long trial in Texas of severe personal injury claims arising from the crash of a US Army Blackhawk helicopter in Italy, culminating in a favorable jury verdict

Defense of a heavy maintenance facility against wrongful death and environmental liability lawsuits in three states arising from the crash of a DC-8 aircraft near Sacramento, California

Defense of a legacy aviation engine manufacturer against personal injury and wrongful death asbestos claims throughout California

Defense of a major oil company against several nationwide class actions and other litigation arising from an allegedly defective general aviation lubricant

Defense of a military helicopter maintenance provider against claims of severe personal injuries arising from the crash of a US Army AH-6M “Little Bird” helicopter in Iraq

Defense of a military parachute manufacturer/government contractor in litigation arising from the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise in San Diego, California

Defense of a vermiculite product manufacturer against wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits throughout California

Defense of airline service providers against severe personal injury lawsuits and substantial aircraft damage claims in courts throughout the United States

Defense of an aeronautical chart publisher in federal multi-district litigation arising from the crash of a US Air Force CT-43A (B737) aircraft in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which resulted in the death of US Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and others

Defense of an aircraft maintenance facility in wrongful death litigation arising from the inflight breakup of a Cessna 525 aircraft over Utah

Defense of an alloy casting manufacturer in multi-party litigation arising from the crash of a Bell 205 helicopter near British Columbia

Defense of an alloy forging manufacturer against complex commercial litigation arising from the crash of a Bell 206 helicopter resulting in the death of all three occupants near Ontario, Canada

Defense of an aviation product manufacturer against personal injury lawsuits by numerous passengers arising from an engine failure upon takeoff during a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California Defense of an aviation product manufacturer against personal injury lawsuits by passenger plaintiffs arising from an engine failure on a United Airlines flight to Hawaii Defense of an aviation product manufacturer in complex litigation arising from the crash of a Sikorsky S-58 helicopter in Los Angeles Defense of commercial litigation arising from damage to commercial aircraft, including Boeing 757, 777, and 787 aircraft, in various US courts

Designated as an expert on California law in support of litigation outside the United States

Drafted and presented day-long workshop regarding incident/accident investigation techniques and best practices for report writing in order to mitigate exposure

Obtained numerous court-ordered dismissals of lawsuits against manufacturer clients based on the absence of personal jurisdiction in California
Insights
Key Contact
Garth Aubert
Garth W.
Aubert

gaubert@mgmlaw.com