George J. Atwater, Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale v. U.S. District Court, 24 Gonz. L. Rev. 361 (1988).
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This case, Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale v. United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, grew out of a personal injury/product liability suit against two companies owned by the government of France. These companies, the Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale and the Societe de Construction d’ Avions de Tourisme, are the petitioners in this appeal. They design, manufacture and market aircraft. On August 19, 1980 one of the airplanes which they had built, a Rallye STOL type, crashed in Iowa, injuring the pilot and a passenger. Dennis Jones and John and Rosa George, as injured parties, brought this suit in the United States District Court for Southern District of Iowa based on diversity of citizenship. They are the real parties in interest . . . Read More