Gulfstream Aerospace has filed a motion with a Chicago court to dismiss a United Airlines lawsuit on the grounds it has no legal merits.

Earlier this year, United, on behalf of its now-defunct Avolar fractional-ownership subsidiary, filed a lawsuit to regain over $50 million in deposits paid to Gulfstream for a firm order for 36 GIV-SPs and GVs and options for 63 more (Flight International, 4-10 June).

United shut down Avolar in March, before any jets had been delivered. Gulfstream declines to comment, but president Bill Boisture previously said it has no plans to return the money.

Source: Flight International