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    • Improperly Maintained Plane Leads to Deadly Crash

      James Carter, et. al. v. Interstate Aviation, Inc, et. al. (Hartford Superior Court) On May 3, 2016, Dana Parenteau was a passenger in a Beechcraft V35B Bonanza, N440H, flown by her boyfriend and professional race car driver David C. Berube. En route from his son’s wedding in Myrtle Beach to Plainville, CT, the single-engine plane broke into pieces mid-air before crashing the ground in Syosset, NY. Both Parenteau and Berube were killed in the crash. The Bonanza had been stored, repaired, serviced and maintained by Interstate Aviation, Inc. During the fatal flight the vacuum system and associated gyroscopic equipment failed. MORE

    • Passenger Injured Due to Driver’s Negligence

      Matarazzo-Cosban vs. Gage (Litchfield Superior Court – filed October 7, 2016) The plaintiff was a passenger in the defendant’s vehicle when suddenly the defendant drove off the roadway and violently struck a tree. The plaintiff suffered multiple traumatic bodily injuries including a spine fracture. The defendant’s vehicle belonged to a group of over 30 million GM models worldwide that was subject to a recall due to faulty ignition switches causing cars to shut off while driving. However it is believed the driver didn’t comply with the recall and continued operating the vehicle with other passengers in the car without ever having MORE

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