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Compensatory Damages in Aviation Litigation: How to Avoid and Reduce Speculation and Faulty Assumptions in Compensatory Damage Awards

On June 24, 2009 by Schnader

Denny Shupe, chair of the Firm’s Litigation Services Department, spoke at the American Conference Institute’s Aviation Litigation Conference in Boston, MA on June 24th, 2009. His presentation focused on plaintiff’s assessment of damages in aviation cases.  They often involve a high level of speculation which not only can inflate compensatory damages, but which also can run afoul of standard evidentiary practice.  Denny’s talk was titled “Compensatory Damages in Aviation Litigation: How to Avoid and Reduce Speculation and Faulty Assumptions in Compensatory Damage Awards.”  See the attached PDF for the written presentation.

With a diverse faculty of 24 in-house counsel, leading outside defense counsel, and 11 federal judges, the ACI conference provides aviation lawyers with clarity and certainty with respect to today’s key issues crucial to mounting a rigorous and complete defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims.