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Gogo Investors Lose Round in Lawsuit Over Plane Wi-Fi Problems

Oct. 17, 2019, 4:30 PM

Gogo Inc. won’t have to face a would-be class action accusing it of misleading investors about problems with its onboard Wi-Fi products after an Illinois federal judge dismissed the suit.

The in-flight Wi-Fi firm’s investors didn’t sufficiently allege Gogo misled them about problems with a new connectivity system, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said. The allegations didn’t create a strong inference Gogo knew how bad the problems were when it made statements about the system, Judge Jorge L. Alonso said.

Gogo introduced a new, faster airplane Wi-Fi system in 2016, but allegedly didn’t disclose a ...