Judge Taylor overstepped his bounds by declaring that a jury’s verdict was a “miscarriage of justice” and ordering a new trial “solely because (he) disagrees with the jury’s verdict,” the ruling says. The Colorado Supreme Court sent the case back to district court for further proceedings in accord with their decision.

The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision comes even though the National Transportation Safety Board placed full blame for the crash on pilot Oliver Frascona, 67. But the NTSB’s determination didn’t come until months after the civil trial in April of 2016.