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Boeing has settled lawsuits involving 11 families of 737 Max crash victims 

Boeing settles first lawsuits from 737 Max disasters as it pays out to the families of 11 passengers killed in Lion Air crash off the coast of Indonesia

  • Law firm settled lawsuits with families of 11 passengers killed off Indonesia
  • Financial terms were not released in first settlements of the nearly 100 lawsuits 
  • Families of Lion Air crash victims agreed to mediation, families of passengers killed in the Ethiopian crash did not
  • The Chicago law firm said they have six other lawsuits pending and Boeing did not admit liability 

A Chicago law firm says it has settled lawsuits against Boeing on behalf of the families of 11 passengers killed in the crash of a Lion Air jet off the coast of Indonesia.

It’s believed to be the first settlement in the nearly 100 lawsuits filed against Boeing after the October 2018 accident and another crash involving a Boeing 737 Max jet in March in Ethiopia.

Attorney Alexandra Wisner said Wednesday that the settlements were reached last month. Financial terms were not released.

Wisner, who said her firm has six other lawsuits still pending, said Boeing did not admit liability.

Victims in last October’s Lion Air crash off Indonesia. The first 11 lawsuits against Boeing were completed  

A Chicago law firm says it has settled lawsuits against Boeing on behalf of the families of 11 passengers killed in the crash of a Lion Air jet off the coast of Indonesia.

A portion of the engine recovered from Lion Air jet. Families of 11 passengers killed in the crash off the coast of Indonesia reach a settlement with Boeing.

A portion of the engine recovered from Lion Air jet. Families of 11 passengers killed in the crash off the coast of Indonesia reach a settlement with Boeing.

Wreckage from the Lion Air crash in October 2018 that killed all 189 people on board. The first settlements reached with the family of 11 victims and Boeing

Wreckage from the Lion Air crash in October 2018 that killed all 189 people on board. The first settlements reached with the family of 11 victims and Boeing

Boeing settles 11 lawsuits with families of victims killed in Lion Air crash in October 2018

Boeing settles 11 lawsuits with families of victims killed in Lion Air crash in October 2018

Victims of the Ethiopian crash testify on Capital Hill as the first settlements against Boeing for a crash off Indonesia are awarded

Victims of the Ethiopian crash testify on Capital Hill as the first settlements against Boeing for a crash off Indonesia are awarded

Chicago-based Boeing declined to comment.

Plaintiffs in the Lion Air cases agreed to enter mediation with Boeing. Families of passengers who died in the second crash, involving an Ethiopian Airlines Max, did not. In all, 346 people died in the crashes.

Separately, Boeing said Wednesday that it has created a new organization to investigate safety-related concerns by employees and established a safety committee on its board of directors.

The aircraft manufacturer also agreed to pay out $144,500 per victim’s family, as part of $50 million compensation fund.  

Boeing faces criminal and civil investigations by the Justice Department, Congress and the Transportation Department. In addition, a whistleblower led federal probe to find the pilots were ‘under-qualified’ and said the Federal Aviation Administration gave misleading information to Congress.

The Max has been grounded since March while Boeing makes changes to flight-control systems implicated in the crashes. Boeing hopes regulators allow airlines to resume flying the plane later this year.

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