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Old 05-22-2020, 03:01 PM   #61  
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The brother may have been an heir, or owned assets jointly with the pilot, but other than that, they can't go after his personal assets just because he's related to a defendant.
Maybe he just wants his brotherís name dropped from the suit then. But being listed successor in interest makes me think there is some asset heís trying to protect.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:35 PM   #62  
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The helicopter company is suing two individual Air Traffic Controllers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...rs/5632358002/

I donít see this one standing up on its own in court.
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I agree. A good judge would say what is your basis of your suit, at pretrial? Then knock on his head to get the rocks rearranged, to see if he heard it right.
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:36 AM   #64  
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The helicopter company is suing two individual Air Traffic Controllers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...rs/5632358002/

I don’t see this one standing up on its own in court.
Throw a bunch of Sh#t at the wall.... some of it may stick.
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:16 AM   #65  
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The helicopter company is suing two individual Air Traffic Controllers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...rs/5632358002/

I donít see this one standing up on its own in court.
Denied flight following? Yeah that's not going to stick, that's workload dependent and at the discretion of the controller to determine his workload.
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Since it appears they are suing the individual controllers and not the FAA, will these individuals be responsible for paying for their own legal counsel? Or will the FAA pay to help cover them?
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Since it appears they are suing the individual controllers and not the FAA, will these individuals be responsible for paying for their own legal counsel? Or will the FAA pay to help cover them?
IIRC the government will defend them unless it was determined that the actions in question were outside the line of duty. Even if mistaken, as long as they acted in good faith they should be fine. The government may even be able to stop the lawsuit... suing a federal employee acting in his official capacity is the same as suing the federal government.

Might be a deposition fishing expedition... hoping somebody was texting while controlling or the like.

That's pretty common for all employers, at least in practice if not policy. If a big employer leaves employees hanging out to dry, they will like make a deal to testify on behalf of the plaintiff against the deep pockets.
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As @rickair7777 said, assuming the FAA found that the controllers acted within the scope of their employment, they will file a motion for substitution replacing the controllers with the FAA as the defendant.
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How would FF have any impact a VFR. Into IFR accident event?

PIC could have turned around anytime. And in this case landed just about anywhere.
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