Month: July 2019

Law360: VW settles suspension defect class action for $57M

Posted on July 29, 2019

By Mike Curley Law360 (July 29, 2019, 2:18 PM EDT) — Volkswagen will offer free tire rotations and reimbursement for previous rotations for certain vehicles as part of a $57 million settlement to end a proposed class action in Florida federal court that claimed the company knowingly sold cars with defective suspensions. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and […]

Wall Street Journal: Boeing pledges $100 Million to families, communities hurt by 737 MAX crashes

Posted on July 03, 2019

Plane maker’s funding pledge comes as families sue for compensation By  Andrew Tangel Updated July 3, 2019 12:44 pm ET Boeing Co. BA 0.08% pledged $100 million in financial support to families and communities affected by two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX plane, as the company works to restore a reputation shaken by the tragedies. The Chicago-based plane maker said […]

Business Insider: Families of 737 Max crash victims say Boeing has not contacted them, offered support, or apologized since the disasters

Posted on July 03, 2019

Several families of the victims of the two Boeing 737 Max crashes say Boeing has not contacted them to offer support, condolences, or an apology. Boeing has apologized publicly, but the father of a woman killed in one of the crashes says “a true apology is when you sit across the table together and exchange […]

Seattle Times: Boeing’s $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash victims sparks criticism and questions

Posted on July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 at 8:58 am Updated July 3, 2019 at 10:59 pm By Dominic Gates  and Steve Miletich  Seattle Times staff reporters Boeing announced a $100 million fund Wednesday as an “initial outreach” to the families of victims of the two 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, a step that lawyers for the families called “unprecedented […]