Compensating The Families Of Air France Flight 447

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- How will the families of Air France Flight 447 be compensated for their loss? Does it matter whether the crash turns out to have been caused by a product defect, pilot error, a bolt of lightning or even terrorism? What if the cause of the crash is never determined? And can any of the families sue in the United States?

Compensation from the Airline

Because the flight was international, a treaty known as the Montreal Convention governs all of the families’ claims against Air France are...
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