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Supreme Court sides with Bombardier

April 12, 2012, Ottawa - The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal filed by a Bombardier business jet customer who was unhappy with its $47-million aircraft.


April 12, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The high court on Thursday dismissed a request by Eagle Globe Management to overturn the June 2011 ruling by the Quebec Superior Court.

As is customary, the court didn't provide any reasons for its decisions.

Bombardier sued the company after it refused to take delivery of the completed Challenger 300 aircraft in 2008, citing about 500 interior deficiencies.

Eagle had paid $32 million of the $47 million purchase price before the aircraft was sent to Bombardier's completion centre in Montreal.

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Bombardier disputed Eagle's claims about deficiencies, saying they were mainly cosmetic in nature. It went to court to annul the sale, keep some of the deposit and transfer the plane's title from Eagle.

Eagle sought an injunction requiring delivery of the aircraft after the alleged deficiencies were corrected.