Court Official: Settlements Mean Comair Trial Off

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A clerk with the federal court in Lexington says a liability trial against Comair stemming from a Kentucky plane crash that killed 49 people has been canceled because the cases have been settled.

Mark Armstrong, chief deputy clerk for U.S. District Court for thee Eastern District of Kentucky, says the cases have settled and the trial scheduled to start Monday has been called off.

U.S. District Judge Karl Forester issued the order Friday afternoon, said Susan Baker, a deputy clerk handling the case.

Comair spokeswoman Kate Marx said cases on behalf of three of the crash victims remained unsettled as of earlier Friday. One of those cases was filed in Florida and wouldn't have headed to trial next week anyway. Calls to Comair after the judge's order were not immediately returned.

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