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Germanwings Crash: Payouts of More Than $10 million Per Family Would Be Expected in US

March 30, 2015 Posted In

The New York Times asks Mike Danko about the international treaty governing foreign airline flights and how jurisdictional issues can affect the compensation to which the families would be entitled. “In the United States, families could expect payouts of more than $10 million, depending on a person’s specific circumstances, age, occupation and earning power, according…

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Jury faults mechanic in fatal Napa plane crash

March 5, 2015 Posted In

When a private plane flown by Kenneth Gottlieb hit a hillside shortly after takeoff from the Napa County Airport six years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled the fatal crash was the result of pilot error. But a lawsuit brought in San Mateo County against a mechanic who worked on Gottlieb’s Cessna 182 has…

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Hazards of Night Vision Goggles

February 11, 2015 Posted In

Improperly equipped helicopters makes night vision goggles a hazard.  The FAA leaves a whistleblower hanging.  NBC Bay Area talks to Mike Danko. Watch Online

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Mike Danko featured in Plaintiff Magazine

May 28, 2013 Posted In

Mike Danko: Aviation-law specialist takes flight from big defense firm to make his mark in plaintiffs’ trial law. It would be easy to say one client changed Mike Danko’s life. But it wouldn’t be entirely accurate. The truth is that one client – a victim in a wrongful-death case – opened a door to a…

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EMS Helicopter Crashes Raise Complex Liability Issues

December 30, 2012 Posted In

In and article published in Plaintiff Magazine, Mike Danko looks at what’s involved in litigating an EMS helicopter crash case. He talks about why EMS helicopters crash and the challenges helicopter crash cases present for the victim’s lawyer.

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