From our private database of 33,800+ case briefs...
In re Air Crash Disaster Near Roselawn, Indiana
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
909 F. Supp. 1116 (1995)
Attorney Robert Clifford represented plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) and Simmons Airlines, Inc. (Simmons) (collectively, the airlines) (defendants) in connection with the crash of an airplane manufactured by ATR and flown by Simmons. A consulting firm sent ATR pilots, including Simmons pilots, a letter and questionnaire regarding ATR pilots’ training and experience in icing conditions. The letter stated the questionnaire was an independent survey focused on icing conditions to keep the survey short, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had provided the pilots’ names. After the airlines moved for discovery, Clifford admitted that he had commissioned the questionnaire. The airlines sought sanctions for violations of Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs) 4.2, prohibiting a lawyer representing a client from contacting another represented party about the representation’s subject matter without the consent of the represented party’s lawyer or court order, and 4.3, governing a lawyer’s dealings with an unrepresented person.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Castillo, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 605,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 605,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,800 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.