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Boeing as well as MAS faces potential MH370 lawsuit

March 28, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59A lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines and Boeing is pending after the Beijing-bound flight MH370 vanished more than two weeks ago in extraordinary and unexplained circumstances with 239 people on board.

US sources, quoting Chicago-based legal firm Ribbeck Law, which is representing passengers’ families, say a petition for discovery has been filed against Boeing, manufacturer of the aircraft, and Malaysia Airlines, operator of the plane. TravelManagers

The petition for discovery, filed in a Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, is meant to secure evidence of possible design and manufacturing defects that may have contributed to the disaster, according to the law firm.

Airwise.com quoted Ribbeck Law (which specialised in aviation matters) saying the filing initiated a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the airline and Boeing by the passengers’ families.

“We believe that both defendants named are responsible for the disaster of flight MH 370,” Monica Kelly, the lead Ribbeck lawyer in the case, said in the statement.

The petition was filed on behalf of Januari Siregar, whose son was on the flight, according to the petition.

In a dramatic late development today, however, Januari Siregar, a lawyer from Sumatra, is reported to have said he is not the father of passenger Firman Chandra Siregar, whose name was on the press release issued yesterday by the American law firm. Moreover, the family of  Firman Candra Siregar reportedly denies it has anything to do with the lawsuit that has been lodged in their name.

The law firm’s petition asks the judge to order Boeing to provide the identity of manufacturers of various aircraft components, including electric components and wiring, batteries, emergency oxygen and fire alarm systems.

It further asks the judge to order Malaysia Airlines to produce information about crew training for security practices, safety training and catastrophic incidents.

Written by : William Sykes

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. bruce weston says:

    well it doesnt take long for the vultures to circle , it never ceases to amaze me the audacity of the american ‘legal ‘ system

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