Yeah, but this is all fairly obvious. But this will come into play if you manage to find another party in this particular accident that was partially in fault. Do you have any candidates? I very much doubt FAA will ever be sued in this case or that such lawsuit would even have remote chance of being successful. Was Socata somehow in fault? We may never know unless they recover the wreck. That NTSB investigations/reports and 'blame' assignment in civil courts have nothing to do with one another we saw very clearly in the case of two recent well publicized Cirrus accidents - the Cory Lidle Manhattan crash and the Minnesota Prokop/Kosak crash. Both resulted in huge legal battles and I think in both cases jurors probably weren't even allowed to know results of NTSB investigation. As we saw in the case of the Prokop crash jurors assigned the 'blame' that was completely misplaced, fortunately it was reversed on appeals. You may easily reach limits of jury's competency when you ask them to rule in aviation cases. Jury systems can be quite effective when asked to rule whether accused committed a burglary but could be totally unfit to judge anything of more technical nature.