Boeing's Greed Caused Ethiopian Max 8 Crash, Families Say

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The Boeing Co. was hit with 10 new Illinois federal lawsuits Monday by two Canadian families who blame the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on the Max 8 manufacturer putting profits over safety and rushing a faulty aircraft to market.

Manat Vaidya, who lost his father, mother, sister, brother-in-law and two nieces in the March 10 plunge of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, filed six lawsuits. Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law, filed four lawsuits over the disaster. 

They say Boeing's 737 Max 8 jet was “haphazardly” rushed to market to compete with a rival's more fuel-efficient plane, which threatened Boeing sales. The...

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