BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2013--
Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) today announced that the Supreme
Court of Mississippi, in a unanimous en banc decision, affirmed the
dismissal with prejudice of all of Eaton’s claims against the Company,
its subsidiary Triumph Actuation Systems LLC and certain employees.
In upholding the dismissal, the Court concluded that the evidence
clearly and convincingly showed that Eaton knew that its outside
counsel, Ed Peters, had engaged in improper ex parte communication on
Eaton’s behalf with the then presiding Mississippi state trial court
Judge, Bobby DeLaughter. The Supreme Court also affirmed the previously
imposed $1,560,642.83 sanction against Eaton and certain of its
attorneys for intentional discovery violations in the course of the same
Triumph's counterclaims against Eaton in the Mississippi state court
case remain pending, as does an antitrust suit brought by Triumph
against Eaton in federal court in North Carolina. For further
information, the company refers to the Supreme Court's opinion, which is
Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs,
engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of
aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and
systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation
industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial,
regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as
well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.
More information about Triumph can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.
Source: Triumph Group, Inc.
Triumph Group, Inc.
Sheila G. Spagnolo