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Without key pieces of the aircraft, plaintiffs may fall flat in suits vs Boeing over MH370

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 10, 2017, 1:05pm

Illinois law will make it hard for relatives of those presumed lost on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to succeed in suing Boeing, the maker of the lost aircraft, over the presumed crash, even if the family members bring their lawsuits in courts outside Illinois.

American Airlines, Boeing. G.E. Aviation sued for aircraft engine fire

Louie Torres Mar. 24, 2017, 9:27am

A woman who claims she was injured when an engine on the airliner on which she was a passenger caught fire on the runway is suing G.E. Aviation Systems LLC, the Boeing Company and American Airlines Inc. for alleged product liability.

Washington state couple blames Boeing for injuries aboard plane

Louie Torres May 19, 2016, 1:24pm

CHICAGO — A Washington state couple is suing Boeing, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries on a flight.

Cook County lawsuits: Boeing should be liable, pay victims' families for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappearance

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 7, 2016, 5:30pm

Boeing has been hit with a flurry of lawsuits in Cook County court from family members and estate representatives for passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, asserting, while no one has yet learned why or even where the aircraft crashed after it disappeared over the Indian Ocean two years ago, the aircraft manufacturer should be held accountable for the presumed deaths of those on board the ill-fated flight.

Class action hits Boeing over SEC investigation of 'program accounting' for airliner production

Scott Holland Feb. 23, 2016, 12:45pm

On the heels of stock prices that slipped following recent reports that federal investigators will investigate its accounting, Boeing has been targeted by a federal class action alleging the aerospace manufacturer misled investors using alleged accounting tricks to hide potential losses.

Jet passengers accuse Boeing of negligence for injuries suffered during crash

Robert Hadley Dec. 3, 2015, 1:26pm

CHICAGO–About 70 U.S. and European passengers aboard a Boeing 777 that had engine trouble are suing the aircraft maker, alleging negligence related to their injuries.

Boeing removes 19th suit filed in Cook County over Asiana Flight 214 crash to federal court

Dana Herra Jul. 28, 2015, 10:10pm

Another lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court against The Boeing Company related to a fatal 2013 plane crash in California has been removed to federal court, joining 78 similar suits. Case No. 1:15-CV-06412 marks the 19th lawsuit surrounding the crash filed in Cook County.

Southwest, Boeing, Hamilton Sundstrand sued over cabin depressurization on flight

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 1, 2015, 11:18am

A man who claims his eardrum was ruptured during a rapid loss of cabin pressure during an April flight from Las Vegas is suing the airline operating the flight and the companies who built the aircraft and the cabin pressurization system that allegedly failed.

Survivors sue over plane crash

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 6:50pm

CHICAGO -- A major aircraft manufacturer is being sued by those who experienced a crash of one of its airplanes in San Francisco in 2013. Kil Soo Han, Myoung Su Jeon, Hee-Young Hwang, Bum-Seok Lee, Jinyoung Kim, Hye Ran Bong, Younga Kim,, Sang Oh Hong,, Sin Baek Kang, Yeong Sun Lim, Yoon Kyoung Choi, Jong Jin Lim,, Su Jeong Lee, Jung Hyeon Kang and Jung Su Kim filed a complaint on June 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Boeing Co. The plaintiffs all were passengers on Asiana Airlines F

Flight attendants lawsuit: Boeing airliner design led to toxic cabin air, sickness, injuries

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 23, 2015, 4:35pm

Accuse aircraft maker of knowing about problem for decades, but doing nothing to halt hydrocarbon exposure

Airline removes to federal court suit by families of crew killed in 2013 crash of plane carrying military vehicles in Afghanistan

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2015, 5:33pm

The families of five crew members who died aboard a cargo jet that crashed while transporting military vehicles in Afghanistan will need to take to federal court their cases against the employer of the men who perished, after the cargo airline for which they worked asked a federal judge to transfer the cases from Cook County courts.

Wrongful death suit over plane crash in Russia lands in Cook County court

Andrew Thomason Feb. 13, 2015, 11:45am


Chicago lawyer censured by Supreme Court this month could face more discipline over tossed Malaysia plane petitions

Bethany Krajelis Nov. 18, 2014, 2:17pm

A Chicago lawyer who made the headlines earlier this year when she filed petitions related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before any evidence was recovered has been censured by the Illinois Supreme Court for her actions in a different aviation case.

Chief judge sanctions firm for using false witness in case against Boeing

David Yates Aug. 28, 2014, 4:15pm


Boeing sued after minor dies following July plane crash

Annie Cosby Mar. 17, 2014, 9:55am


Key to real pension reform is HB3303

The Cook County Record Jun. 26, 2013, 1:33pm

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