No. 90-3324.

932 F.2d 170 (1991)

Graeme MacArthur LACEY, Appellant, v. CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY, a corporation; Hanlon & Wilson Company, a corporation; Teledyne, Inc., a corporation; and John Does 1-10.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided April 23, 1991.

Rehearing Denied May 28, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Herbert E. Adelman (argued), Arlington, Va., Michael Louik, Berger, Kapetan, Malakoff & Meyers, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellant.

Eric N. Anderson (argued), Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek, Eck & Hall, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellee Cessna Aircraft Co.

Robert L. Potter (argued), Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Potter, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellee Hanlon & Wilson Co.

Eric P. Reif (argued), Amy Acheson, Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellee Teledyne, Inc.

Before BECKER and NYGAARD, Circuit Judges, and POLLAK, District Judge.


BECKER, Circuit Judge.

This appeal requires us to revisit the doctrine of forum non conveniens and to explore again the impact of Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno, 454 U.S. 235, 102 S.Ct. 252, 70 L.Ed.2d 419 (1981), on that doctrine. The setting is the marathon struggle of Graeme MacArthur Lacey, an Australian citizen who suffered severe burns as a result of a plane crash in British Columbia,...

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