Month: April 2019

Daily Business Review: Podhurst Orseck partner secures $5 million verdict against plane engine maker in negligence lawsuit

Posted on April 23, 2019

by Zach Schlein A Miami-Dade jury has sided with the estate of Timothy Johnson Jr. in its lawsuit alleging an aircraft engine manufacturer’s negligence caused the South Florida pilot’s death. On March 13, the jury found Alabama-based Continental Motors Inc. was 100% responsible for the December 2012 plane crash at North Palm Beach County Airport […]

USA Today: British Air drone collision sounds alarm for new regulations

Posted on April 18, 2019

 Bart Jansen, USA TODAY 3:06 p.m. EDT April 18, 2016 A British Airways plane’s collision with a drone on its approach to Heathrow airport renewed calls for stricter regulation as pilots report a growing number of sightings and near misses with the popular remote-controlled craft. “This is a real issue,” Steve Marks, an aviation lawyer in Miami. “This is a warning […]

Law360: Lion Air crash suits against Boeing consolidated in Ill.

Posted on April 16, 2019

By Linda Chiem Law360 (April 16, 2019, 5:07 PM EDT) — Twenty-five lawsuits against Boeing filed by the families of victims of October’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia were consolidated in Illinois federal court Tuesday as the U.S. plane maker faces growing litigation over alleged defects in its 737 MAX jets. U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin issued […]

CNN: Boeing acknowledges flight control system’s role in crashes, promises ‘disciplined approach’ to fix

Posted on April 04, 2019

(CNN) Boeing said for the first time Thursday that an anti-stall system on its 737 Max model had played a role in two recent plane crashes, an acknowledgment that will heighten the scrutiny the company is facing as it works to return its signature aircraft — currently grounded by aviation regulators around the globe — […]

Dutch surviving relative sues Boeing for crash in Ethiopia

Posted on April 03, 2019

Huguette Debets, from Rwandan origin, is suing Boeing. She thinks the aircraft manufacturer is responsible for the aircraft crash with the Boeing 737 MAX from Ethiopian Airlines last month. All 157 passengers were killed, including the ex-husband of Debets, the Rwandan Jackson Musoni. Together they have two children aged 4 and 5 years. Debets’ ex-husband worked for the […]