Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) – Nearly four years after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo, about a dozen wrongful death lawsuits remain in federal court.
The Newark, N.J.-to-Buffalo flight operated by regional carrier Colgan Air crashed into a home in suburban Clarence on Feb. 9, 2009. All 49 people on board and a man in the house died.
Lawyers involved in the cases were scheduled for a status conference in U.S. District Court in Buffalo Wednesday but instead gave the judge a written update.
They say 29 plaintiffs have settled claims and mediation continues in the 13 remaining cases. Settlement amounts have not been disclosed.
The passengers' families' lawsuits name Continental, Colgan, its parent, Pinnacle Airlines, the plane's maker, Bombardier, and FlightSafety International, which trained the pilots.
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