Aeros Aeronautical Systems Files Lawsuit against US Navy for $65 Million in Damages for Loss of Innovative Airship Caused by Collapse of Hangar Roof

Next-generation airship with innovative technology destroyed when section of Navy hangar roof fell 17 stories onto aircraft; McKenna Long & Aldridge brings case on behalf of Aeros under FTCA

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 10, 2015) - Hindered by restitution efforts for the loss of its next-generation prototype airship stored in a U.S. Navy hangar that collapsed in 2013, McKenna Long & Aldridge filed suit on behalf of lighter-than-air aviation manufacturer Aeroscraft Aeronautical Systems Corp. (Aeros) has filed suit against the Department of the Navy (the Navy), seeking to recover damages in excess of $65 million.

Former Colorado House of Representatives Majority Leader Amy Stephens Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge's Denver Office

Stephens to lead firm's Colorado Government Affairs practice

DENVER, CO (February 17, 2015) - Former Colorado House of Representatives Majority Leader Amy Stephens has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Denver office as a managing director and will lead the Colorado Government Affairs practice.

“The addition of Representative Stephens further strengthens our firm's Colorado Government Affairs team," said Eric Tanenblatt, head of the firm’s National Government Affairs practice. "Amy has developed a strong expertise during her time in the Colorado House of Representatives and private sector that will greatly benefit our clients.” 

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