Statute of limitations

February 4, 2014 - 3:18pm

In its continued attempt to close Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport, the city of Santa Monica is now claiming that the statute of limitations on the FAA’s interests in the airfield should be applied with an earlier date.

July 28, 2008 - 10:38am

The 2nd District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles has overturned a lawsuit stemming from a crash in 1998 of a 1976 Bell 205 claiming Bell Helicopter used fraudulent tail-rotor yoke accident data in its defense. Use of fraudulent evidence eliminates the liability limitation of the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) of 1994, which normally bars liability lawsuits against manufacturers of aircraft more than 18 years old.