Confidential U.S. Settlement for Paris Air Terminal Collapse

A talented young doctor flying home to New York after her wedding was killed in the collapse of Terminal 2E of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

Her widower, living in New York, believed he should not have to cross the Atlantic to vindicate his wife’s memory, and sought relief in American Courts. Raynes & Lawn lawyers coordinated a sophisticated legal strategy under the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act and the Warsaw Convention, demonstrating that the defendants generated substantial revenues from business activities in the Unites States. Arthur Raynes and Marty Brigham produced a compelling settlement video, contrasting the joy and hope of the wedding with the despair and pain caused by this tragic death. Faced with the likelihood that American courts would sustain jurisdiction, the defendants settled the case through court ordered mediation.