CONFIDENTIAL RECOVERY FOR FAMILIES OF 46 WORKERS KILLED IN CHINOOK HELICOPTER CRASH OFF THE COAST OF SCOTLAND
When a Chinook helicopter went down off the coast of Scotland, all 46 oil riggers on board perished. Because of severely low limits for wrongful death damages under Scottish law, the families retained Raynes & Lawn to investigate their potential claims under U.S. law. Detailed investigation of the crash revealed a defect in the helicopter, which had been manufactured by Delaware Valley based Boeing-Vertol which allowed suit to be filed in Philadelphia. When the Raynes team won the years-long battle over which country’s law would apply, and where the cases would be heard, the case settled in the tens of millions of dollars.