Litigation looks light in Hudson River landing

01/23/2009 | Forbes

Experts say the successful landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River could protect the airline from the rash of lawsuits that typically follows any aviation incident. If the NTSB confirms that the accident resulted from a collision with a flock of birds, "You may be looking at the rarest case where the accident is just an act of God," said Justin Green, an attorney with the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler. Though some lawyers may still be looking for a way to cash in, they'll have to wait: Federal law prohibits soliciting business from victims of airline accidents until 45 days have passed.

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