Boeing Can't Claim 'Privilege' In Max RICO Suit, Court Told

Law360 (November 2, 2020, 8:51 PM EST) -- Boeing and Southwest Airlines customers sparred Monday over whether the aerospace giant can claim privilege by using international aviation standards as a legal shield to withhold information on the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes in a Texas racketeering case concerning the 737 Max.

In a flurry of Texas federal court filings on Sunday and Monday, attorneys for the ticket buyers are seeking to compel Boeing to produce critical information about the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents, which killed 346 people, prompted a global grounding of the 737 Max and drew intense scrutiny of U.S. oversight gaps in the Federal...

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