13 lawsuits pending in NY crash of Flight 3407
By CAROLYN THOMPSON/Associated Press
Oct. 31, 2012 at 5:31 a.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - All but 13 of the more than three dozen wrongful death lawsuits filed after the 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo have now been settled.
Lawyers involved in the cases were scheduled for a status conference in U.S. District Court in Buffalo Wednesday but instead gave the judge a written update.
They say 29 plaintiffs have settled claims and mediation continues in the 13 remaining cases. Settlement amounts haven't been disclosed.
The Newark, N.J.-to-Buffalo flight operated by regional carrier Colgan Air crashed into a home in suburban Clarence on Feb. 9, 2009. All 49 people on board and a man in the house died.
The passengers' families' lawsuits name Continental, Colgan, its parent, Pinnacle Airlines, the plane's maker, Bombardier, and FlightSafety International, which trained the pilots.