Boeing Can't 'Jedi' Itself Out Of 737 Max Fraud Suit, Co. Says

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 5:41 PM EDT) -- An Irish aircraft leasing company told an Illinois federal court that Boeing Co. can't "Jedi mind trick" the court into tossing fraud claims from its $185 million suit over undelivered 737 Max 8 planes, saying its allegations are specific enough to proceed.

Timaero Ireland Ltd. argued Thursday that Chicago-based jet manufacturer Boeing launched an "unfounded and premature" bid to dodge accusations that the aerospace giant "sacrificed safety for market share" when it fraudulently marketed its Max 8 as a safe and fuel-efficient jet that wouldn't require extra training for pilots.

The company argued its complaint outlines the particulars of at least...

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