Boeing Victims’ Families Ask Court to Reject Plea Agreement
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by Clifford Law
2w ago
The Justice Department announced in a court filing that Boeing will plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the FAA about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft late Sunday (July 7, 2024). The Justice Department announced the agreement in a filing with federal district court Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas. Families who lost loved ones in two Boeing 737 MAX crashes quickly filed in that same court an objection to the deal. The families’ notice indicated that “the plea deal with Boeing unfairly makes concessions to Boeing that other criminal defendants would never receive and fails to ..read more
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Victims of Boeing Crash Angered by Department of Justice “Sweetheart Deal” Explained to Them in Conferral Meeting
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by Clifford Law
3w ago
Attorneys and families reacted vehemently during a near two-hour meeting Sunday (June 30, 2024) with the head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Division and other DOJ lawyers regarding the next steps it intends to take regarding Boeing following two crashes and other safety concerns at the aircraft manufacturer. The DOJ presented what families and lawyers termed a “sweetheart deal” that will be asking Boeing to accept several terms that they disagreed with and doesn’t include any individuals being prosecuted. Paul Cassell, attorney for the families in the criminal action pending in fede ..read more
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Crash Victims’ Families React Following DOJ Conferral Meeting on 5/31 as Government is Still Determining the Route to Follow in Criminal Proceedings Against Boeing
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by Clifford Law
3w ago
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told family members Friday, May 31, that it has not made a decision yet as to the direction it intends regarding the prosecution of Boeing for the deaths of 346 people in two crashes involving its aircraft some five years ago. During the meeting, family members expressed great concern over thinking the DOJ would negotiate a plea agreement that could limit future action to fines, restitution, and other court-ordered probation measures. They asked for full transparency including a criminal trial on conspiracy and other possible criminal charges against Boeing ..read more
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Families of Crash Victims to Attend Senate Hearing Today as Boeing CEO Testifies
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by Clifford Law
1M ago
Several family members of the 157 crash victims of a Boeing 737 MAX8 in Ethiopia will be attending a U.S. Senate hearing at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, when Boeing CEO David Calhoun will be testifying before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding “Boeing’s Broken Safety Culture.” Families from various countries have stated they want to hear Calhoun “face to face” on the current state of Boeing’s safety culture. Chaired by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the hearing will be held at the Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., Room 216, a ..read more
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Crash Victims’ Families React Following DOJ Conferral Meeting on 5/31 as Government is Still Determining the Route to Follow in Criminal Proceedings Against Boeing
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by Clifford Law
1M ago
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told family members Friday, May 31, that it has not made a decision yet as to the direction it intends regarding the prosecution of Boeing for the deaths of 346 people in two crashes involving its aircraft some five years ago. During the meeting, family members expressed great concern over thinking the DOJ would negotiate a plea agreement that could limit future action to fines, restitution, and other court-ordered probation measures. They asked for full transparency including a criminal trial on conspiracy and other possible criminal charges against Boeing ..read more
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Boeing Crash Victims’ Families Expected to Request DOJ to Pursue Criminal Charges in May 31 Meeting
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by Clifford Law
1M ago
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will again meet with families of victims of the Boeing 737 MAX8 crashes on Friday, May 31, 2024, following the Department’s decision that Boeing violated the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) entered into three years ago with the airline manufacturer. The families will seek justice and accountability by asking the DOJ to move Boeing’s criminal prosecution forward in the normal pattern for criminal cases. Specifically, the families will ask for a public trial of Boeing within 70 days of July 7, 2024. DOJ prosecutors had agreed to defer prosecution in exch ..read more
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DOJ Takes Key Step to Hold Boeing Accountable for 737 MAX8 Crash Deaths
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by Clifford Law
2M ago
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) late today (Tuesday, May 14, 2024) concluded that Boeing breached an agreement that it had reached three years ago regarding the safety of its aircraft. This important step means that the pending criminal conspiracy charge filed against Boeing in federal district court in Texas will now move forward against the aircraft manufacturer that could lead to a criminal conviction against Boeing. The DOJ had entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Boeing in January 2021 that allowed the major aircraft manufacturer to avoid criminal prosecution in e ..read more
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Press Conference Wednesday, April 24 with Families of Boeing MAX8 Crash Victims Following Meeting with DOJ
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by Clifford Law
3M ago
Families from the U.S. and at least four other countries who lost loved ones in the crash of the MAX8 jet in 2019 met with representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday, April 24, in a “conferral meeting” regarding whether Boeing has complied with the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) entered into as a result of two disastrous crashes of the MAX 8 jet in 2018 and 2019. FAMILIES SPOKE LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOND BUILDING 14th STREET and NEW YORK AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D.C. FOLLOWING DOJ MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. EST. Boeing Victims’ Family Members: Paul Njoroge ..read more
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Top Lawyer for Boeing Crash Victims Speaks Out on Corporate Exodus
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by Clifford Law
4M ago
Boeing’s top executive will step down this year amid a broader shakeup of the airplane manufacturer’s top leadership announced on March 25, 2024. Still, it is disappointing that it took CEO David Calhoun to leave because of the MAX9 door mishap. He told the press that the Alaska Airlines door plug flying off in January was a “watershed moment.” “Two Boeing MAX8 planes crashed within five months while Calhoun was at a top executive spot at the company, yet it takes the sloppy design of a different aircraft — grounded in greed — to lead him to want to leave early,” said Robert A. Clifford, found ..read more
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Families of Boeing Crash Victims React to Latest Move in Firing at Aircraft Manufacturer
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by Clifford Law
5M ago
The families who lost loved ones in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX8 jet in Ethiopia nearly five years ago reacted to the firing of the corporate executive who headed the 737 MAX passenger jet program. It is being reported that effective immediately Ed Clark, an 18-year-veteran of the company, is fired following a dramatic midair blowout last month of a door plug, underscoring continuing problems with the jet over a period of years. Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Lead Counsel in the consolidated pending litigation in federal district court i ..read more
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