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3 Questions About Boeing's Growing 737 Max Legal Tangles

By Linda Chiem (November 4, 2019, 7:50 PM EST) -- Revelations that Boeing knew about misfires in an automated flight-control system years before the first 737 Max crash in October 2018 have exposed new fault lines for the American aerospace titan as it struggles to correct a tangle of legal and regulatory missteps, experts say.

The Boeing Co.'s contrite yet cautious testimony before Senate and House panels in a pair of recent hearings has sparked more questions regarding the company's engineering and development process and the Federal Aviation Administration's certification of the now-grounded 737 Max, offering cold comfort to the families of victims of the fatal Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes....

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