Boeing Settles Ex-Flight Attendant's Toxic Fumes Suit
By Bibeka Shrestha (October 7, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Boeing Co. said Friday that it had settled with a former American Airlines Inc. flight attendant who claimed a design defect in Boeing's plane exposed her to toxic fumes, causing long-lasting illnesses that kept her from returning to work.
The confidential settlement ends a legal battle that Terry Williams and her husband Gary Williams had been waging against Boeing and its subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Washington court since 2009.
According to the suit, Boeing did not retrofit its MD-82 airplane with sensors or air filtration systems to eliminate or minimize vaporized engine oil and other hazardous substances, despite knowing for...
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