In an action for the wrongful death of an airplane passenger killed in a crash of a commercial airliner, plaintiff relied upon specific acts of negligence and the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. Defendant moved to strike from the complaint all allegations pertaining to res ipsa loquitur, on the ground that the doctrine did not apply to airplane crashes. Held, motion denied. Smith v. Pennsylvania Central Airline Corp., (D.C. D.C. 1948) 76 F. Supp. 940.
Karl R. Ross,
NEGLIGENCE-RES IPSA LOQUITUR-APPLICABILITY TO AIRPLANE CRASHES,
Mich. L. Rev.
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