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    Washington Post – December 2020

    Bob Clifford, an aviation lawyer for families of 72 victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes, was quoted in the Washington Post’s article, “Two years after deadly crashes, Boeing’s 737 Max returns to commercial service in the U.S.” Read full article here.


    New York Post – December 2020
    “The more that is uncovered about the development of the Boeing 737 MAX, the more distrust unfolds from the families and the flying public,” Robert A. Clifford, a lawyer for families of 72 victims of the MAX crashes, said in a statement. Read full article here.


    New York Post – December 2020
    Plaintiff lawyer quoted in an article about employees of a Crestwood dentist office who have filed lawsuits alleging they were secretly recorded using the washroom at the practice. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Tribune – December 2020

    Eleven current and former employees of a Crestwood dentist office have filed lawsuits alleging they were secretly recorded using the washroom at the practice. An attorney at Clifford Law Offices representing the plaintiffs was quoted. Read full article here.



    NBC Tulsa – December 2020

    “Most of the families, if not all… certainly, all that I have spoken with, strongly believe that the MAX should never fly again,” said Robert Clifford, lead counsel to the victims’ families of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Read full article here.


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    Daily Mail – December 2020

    Clifford Law Offices is representing families of the Boeing Max 8 crash victims, which occurred in 2019. The firm is quoted in an article titled, “American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight aims to reassure.” Read full article here.


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    Yahoo! News – December 2020

    Clifford Law Offices is mentioned in an article titled, “American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight aims to reassure.” Read full article here.


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    National Law Review Journal – November 2020

    Erin Clifford, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Clifford Law Offices, shares how to take care of your well-being during the holidays. Read full article here.


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    Crain’s Business – November 2020

    “Family members question how the FAA and Boeing can urge allowing the 737 Max 8 back into commercial service when the investigation report from the crash has yet to be released by the Ethiopian authorities,” Robert Clifford, said in a statement. Read full article here.


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    Business Insider – November 2020

    Susan Capra, partner at Clifford Law Offices, celebrates a milestone of 30 years as a Chicago medical malpractice attorney. Read full article here.


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    Yahoo! Finance – November 2020

    Susan Capra is being celebrated for her 30 years of service as a medical malpractice attorney. Read full article here.


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    Morningstar – November 2020

    Susan Capra celebrates 30 years as a successful medical malpractice attorney at Clifford Law Offices. Read full article here.


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    CBS – November 2020

    Chicago aviation attorney Robert Clifford filed a lawsuit against Boeing on behalf of the passengers killed on the Ethiopian flight. He talked with CBS Chicago saying, “All the cases that were filed are filed here in Chicago, Illinois. That plane needs more aggressive and advanced vetting before it can be safely deployed.” Read full article here.


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    Business Insider – November 2020

    Chicago attorney Robert Clifford, who has specialized in representing victims’ families in aviation crashes and accidents for decades, says he doesn’t understand how the 737 Max return to service could happen in good conscience. “How do you allow an airplane to return to service when a final crash report isn’t even released yet?” Clifford asked. “My clients are mad. In airplane crashes, you don’t get a body back. That haunts people. Whose interests are served?” Read full article here.


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    Business Insider – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices has been ranked on the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and regionally in seven practice areas. Read full article here.


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    Yahoo! Finance – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices has been ranked on the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in eight practice areas. Read full article here.


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    Star Tribune – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices has earned a ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2021. It has earned this ranking for several years. Read full article here.


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    AP News – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices has been selected to the 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Read full article here.


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    Daily Herlad – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices has been ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country. Read full article here.


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    Morningstar – November 2020

    Clifford Law Offices continues to show their dedication to clients and for this reason the firm has been ranked among the top law firms of 2021. Read full article here.


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    Law.com – November 2020

    A federal judge appointed Shannon M. McNulty and four other lawyers to lead the only multidistrict litigation proceeding against an insurance firm over allegedly denied business interruption claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article here.


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    Bloomberg – October 2020

    Clifford Law Offices is mentioned is the Bloomberg article, “Tyson, Cargill, Hormel, Butterball to Face Turkey Cartel Claims.” Read full article here.


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    American Bar Association – October 2020

    Erin Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices, pens an article titled, “How to Take Care of Your Well-Being During the Holidays.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Lawyer – October 2020

    Robert A. Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices, pens an article titled, “Courts Must Go Forward.” Read full article here.


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    Law.com – October 2020

    Shannon McNulty, partner at Clifford Law Offices, appointed as liaison counsel to lead the privacy class actions against TikTok. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – September 2020

    Partners Richard F. Burke Jr. and James C. Pullos spoke at a Northwest Suburban Bar Association seminar, “Business Interruption Claims: A discussion of the practical and legal issues.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Tribune – September 2020

    A state appeals court has upheld a $21.5 million verdict to the family of a 6-year-old who drowned in a pool. The verdict is believed to be among the largest ever involving the drowning death of a child in Illinois, according to the Clifford Law Offices, which represented the family. Read full article here.


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    Crain’s Chicago Business – September 2020

    Susan A. Capra and Shannon M. McNulty, partners at Clifford Law Offices, have been named Notable Women in Law in 2020 by Crain’s Chicago Business. Read full article here.


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    Best Lawyers – August 2020

    Robert A. Clifford and Bradley M. Cosgrove, partners at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article titled, “Selection Protection.” Read full article here.


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    Daily Herald – August 2020

    Kevin P. Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Aviation Law. Read full article here.


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    Business Insider – August 2020

    Partner Kevin P. Durkin was named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chicago Area for Aviation Law. Read full article here.


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    Yahoo! Finance – August 2020

    Clifford Law Offices partner Kevin P. Durkin was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Aviation Law. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Lawyer Magazine – August 2020

    Robert A. Clifford writes a Chicago Lawyer Magazine article titled, “Bill Would Protect Riders.” Read full article here.


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    US News World & Report – July 2020

    Robrt A. Clifford is quoted in an article titled, “FAA: Landing Gear on Some Aircraft Built in Idaho Can Crack.” Read full article here.


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    Financial Times – July 2020
    Robert A. Clifford who is representing families of those killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, is quoted in an article titled, “Boeing Gave Regulators ‘Limited Information’ on Flawed System.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – June 2020

    The American Association of Justice awards Robert A. Clifford its 2020 Lifetime Achievement award. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – June 2020

    The American Association of Justice will award Robert A. Clifford the annual Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020, during the virtual Pass The Gavel and Awards Ceremony on July 15, 2020. Read full article here.


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    Better – June 2020

    Partiner Erin Clifford writes an article for Better titled, “4 Ways to Practice Mindfulness During a Pandemic.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Sun Times – May 2020

    Robert A. Clifford is quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article titled, “‘This is my store!’ Loop icon holds on.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Lawyer Magazine – April 2020

    Robert A. Clifford writes a Chicago Lawyer Magazine article titled, “Take More Action – TAWS may have helped prevent tragic helicopter crash.” Read full article here.


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    USA Today – April 2020

    “Major League Baseball and the Cubs were aware that severe injuries from foul balls could happen to its fans sitting in rows near the field because it had happened many times before. Just last year the MLB announced that all 30 teams would extend netting, … but it’s too late for Laiah,” Tracy Brammeier, an attorney at Clifford Law Offices representing a client injured at a Cubs game in 2018. Read full article here.


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    Washington Post – April 2020

    A 28-year-old woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Clifford Law Offices is representing the client. Read full article here.


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    NY Times – April 2020

    Tracy Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices is quoted in the NY Times article titled, “Woman Hit in Face by Ball at Wrigley Sues Cubs, MLB.” Read full article here.


    Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Tribune – April 2020

    A 28-year-old woman is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs for getting hit by a foul ball at a Cubs game. “The blow knocked me unconscious,” the victim stated. Tracy Brammeier, attorney at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the victim. Read full article here.


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    ABC 7 – April 2020

    “Major League Baseball and the Cubs were aware that severe injuries from foul balls could happen to its fans sitting in rows near the field because it had happened many times before,” said Tracy Brammeier, who is representing the victim. Read full article here.


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    Markets Insider – April 2020

    Tracy Brammeier is quoted in an article titled, “Clifford Law Offices Files Complaint on Behalf of Woman Severely Injured by Foul Ball at Cubs Game.” Read full article here.


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    Daily Herald – April 2020

    Tracy Brammeier was quoted in a Daily Herald article titled, “Clifford Law Offices Files Complaint on Behalf of Woman Severely Injured by Foul Ball at Cubs Game.” Read full article here.


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    ESPN – April 2020

    Personal Injury Lawyer Tracy Brammeier was quoted in an ESPN article titled, “Complaint filed against Cubs, MLB on behalf of fan hit by foul ball.” Read full article here.


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    CBS Chicago – April 2020

    A 28-year-old woman is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs for getting hit by a foul ball at a Cubs game. Personal injury attorney Tracy Brammeier is quoted in the article. Read full article here.


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    WGN TV – April 2020

    A 28-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs after she was hit by a ball at Wrigley Field. Attorney Tracy Brammeier is representing the victim. Read full article here.


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    WBBM Newsradio – April 2020

    Attorney Tracy Brammeier is representing a women who got hit by a foul ball at a Chicago Cubs game. “Just late last year the MLB announced that all 30 teams would extend netting from foul pole to foul pole this year, but it’s too late for Laiah,” stated Tracy Brammeier. Read full article here.


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    Lawdragon – April 2020

    Partner and founder of Clifford Law Offices, Robert A. Clifford, was featured in a Lawdragon article. Read full article here.


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    AP – April 2020

    Clifford Law Offices was mentioned in an article titled, “Illinois agency refers ‘enforcement action’ against company.” Read full article here.


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    U.S. News World & Report – April 2020

    Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of an individual who was affected after the demolition of a coal plant caused a dust cloud to cover parts of Little Village. Read full article here.


    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – April 2020

    Robert A. Clifford is quoted in an article titled, “Attorneys reflect on legal life changes since COVID-19.” Read full article here.


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    ABC 7 Chicago – April 2020

    Robert A. Clifford is quoted in an article titled, “Boeing should not get federal assistance ‘without further strings attached,’ argue bereaved Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash families.” Read full article here.


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    Lawdragon – April 2020

    Partner Erin Clifford shares advice on how to best use this quarantine time to boost health and stay sane. Read full article here.


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    Crain’s Chicago Business – April 2020

    Partner Erin Clifford shares advice on how to best use this quarantine time to boost health and stay sane. Read full article here.


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    Stamford Advocate – April 2020

    Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who experienced respiratory problems after a smokestack demolition. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Sun Times – April 2020

    Clifford Law Offices filed a suit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of a woman who experienced respiratory problems since a smokestack demolition. Read full article here.


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    Chicago Tribune – April 2020
    Clifford Law Offices is quoted about the lawsuit filed after smokestack demolition sent dust cloud into Little Village. Read full article here.



    Law 360 – April 2020
    Shannon McNulty was quoted in an article titled, “Turkey Industry Hit With Fresh Antitrust Suit Over Bird Prices.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – April 2020
    Sarah F. King was accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. Read full article here.



    Chicago Bar Association – April 2020
    The Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association is showcased attorney Tracy Brammeier in a Vlog series titled, “Lawyering in the Time of Coronavirus.” Watch it here.


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    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – April 2020
    Erin Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices, gave a presentation titled, “Real Solutions to Attorney Wellness: Stress in the Legal Profession ” before the First Municipal Advisory Committee’s March meeting.  She made the cover of the April 1st issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. See the cover here.



    The National Law Journal – March 2020
    Clifford Law Offices was named Aviation Law Firm of the Year by The National Law Journal. Clifford Law Offices was profiled in the April 2020 edition of The National Law Journal. Read full article here.



    Emerging Lawyers – March 2020
    Tracy Brammeier was profiled in an Emerging Lawyers article titled, “Tracy Brammeier – Building a Reputation in Transportation Injury Plaintiffs Law.” Read full article here.



    Yahoo! Finance – March 2020
    Robert A Clifford again has been named to the “TOP 10: 2020 ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS” list by Illinois Super Lawyers®. Read full article here.


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    Splash Magazine – March 2020
    On March 5th, 2020, Robert A. Clifford participated in The National Hellenic Museum’s “The Trial of Helen of Troy.” Read full article here.


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    Financial Times – March 2020
    Robert A. Clifford, lead attorney in more than a hundred cases representing survivors of those killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, is profiled in an article titled, “Veteran Chicago lawyer is Boeing’s bête noire.” Read full article here.



    Daily Herald – February 2020
    Sarah F. King is named Partner at Clifford Law Offices. Read full article here.



    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – February 2020
    Members of the ITLA’s Women Caucus, including Sarah F. King, went to Springfield as part of the group’s annual lobbying day. Read full article here.



    Chicago Magazine – February 2020
    Robert A. Clifford is profiled in a Chicago Magazine article titled, “The Man Who’s Taking On Boeing.” Read full article here.


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    Chicago Lawyer – February 2020
    Robert A. Clifford writes an article titled, “New Decade, New Issues” in Chicago Lawyer Magazine. Read full article here.


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    Reuters – February 2020

    Chicago-based aviation disaster lawyer Bob Clifford was quoted in Reuters in a follow-up article about the tragic helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter. “An experienced but nevertheless single pilot in bad weather is a bad formula for the safe operation of a helicopter,” he told Reuters. Read full article here.



    NPR – January 2020
    Kobe Bryant’s Death Puts A Focus On Helicopter Safety. Aviation lawyer, Robert A. Clifford, talks about safety issues with helicopters in this NPR article. Read full article here.


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    ABC News – January 2020

    Robert Clifford, a senior partner of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, which specializes in aviation law, said in ABC’s article “Kobe Bryant’s fatal crash prompts calls for tighter safety measures for helicopters” that there is a host of new technology that has been available to increase helicopter safety. Read full article here.


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    Reuters – January 2020

    Aviation disaster attorney, Bob Clifford noted in the article “Weather conditions scrutinized as probe into Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash opens” saying that the pilot had requested “flight following,” or constant tracking from controllers to help keep the Sikorsky clear of other aircraft in limited visibility, but was informed he was flying too low to be picked up by air traffic radar. Read full article here.


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    Seattle Times – January 2020
    Robert Clifford, lead counsel representing some of the families of those who died on the Ethiopian Airlines MAX crash in March, said Calhoun’s remarks will be “upsetting to the families” because of how he emphasized slower pilot reaction as contributing to the accidents. “Boeing wants it both ways,” Clifford said. “They blame the pilots, saying they didn’t properly react. Yet they didn’t want to train them properly.” Read full article here.


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    Los Angeles Times – January 2020
    “The story always comes back to the same thing: that Boeing was advancing the sale of this plane to capture market share, to capture the profits and cash flow that goes with it, and safety was treated as something that would occur without a great deal of focus,” said Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who has sued Boeing on behalf of victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. “That’s just never the case in engineering.” Read full article here.


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    Washington Post – January 2020

    Robert Clifford, an attorney suing Boeing on behalf of a group of individuals who lost family members in the Ethiopian crash, said former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s payout is yet another example of how Boeing has put profits over safety. “It’s outrageous for Mr. Muilenburg to take this money, and it was outrageous for Boeing to give it to him,” Bob Clifford said. “They should do something with the funds rather than rewarding failure.” Read full article here.


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    Seattle Times – January 2020
    Robert Clifford, Lead Counsel in the U.S. federal district court litigation involving the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s Boeing 737 Max8 jet on March 10, 2019 in Ethiopia, said in Seattle Times article “Beyond pilot trash talk, 737 MAX documents reveal how intensely Boeing focused on cost” that the documents will “be used by the families of the victims to show a jury that Boeing was reckless and put profits before safety.” Read full article here.



    Barron’s – January 2020
    Robert Clifford, Lead Counsel in the U.S. federal district court litigation involving the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s Boeing 737 Max8 jet on March 10, 2019, in Ethiopia, interviewed by Barron’s. Clifford thinks Boeing (BA) was aware of MAX issues, especially after the first fatal crash involving a Lion Air 737 MAX jet, yet the company let the plane keep flying. That, according to Clifford, exposes the company to potential punitive damages that could be higher than is typical in other aviation accidents he has worked on. Read full article here.

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