Boeing Denies Rushed Design Claims In Ethiopian Crash Suit

Law360 (July 8, 2019, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The Boeing Co. responded Monday to litigation over the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people in March, denying claims that it rushed its 737 Max 8 aircraft to market despite known faults with its automated flight-control system.

Boeing's answer to the consolidated suit — first brought in a Chicago federal court weeks after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash by a victim's family — declares that the crash was caused by the actions of third parties over which Boeing had no control and the company, therefore, bears no liability for any alleged damages.

"Boeing places in issue the negligence,...

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March 28, 2019

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