This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Airbus Helicopter, Inc. v. Riggs, a case in which Airbus claimed the right to remove a case from state to federal court because it self-certified the airworthiness of its helicopter under a designation from the Federal Aviation Administration. The claim by French aviation manufacturer was that the designation made it a federal officer with a right to have the matter heard in federal court. Today's order from the Supreme Court upheld decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals from the Ninth Circuit and the federal district court in Nevada that found no basis to treat Airbus as a federal officer. All three courts accepted the arguments against Airbus crafted by CCL's Robert S. Peck.

     The case will now return to Nevada state court for trial.