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Uncontested Liability in Aeromexico Crash; Litigation Proceeds on Damages for Injured Passengers

Aeromexico Airlines told a federal judge on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 that it would not contest liability in the tragic incident involving 103 on board July 31 when a plane took off in heavy rain in Durango, Mexico, then crashed moments after takeoff near the runway before catching fire. Thankfully all passengers and crew survived. Clifford Law Offices represents a number of the passengers aboard,...
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Top Aviation Attorney Writes Letter to FAA Head With a To-Do Safety List

Robert A. Clifford, one of the nation’s top aviation attorneys, wrote a letter yesterday to the Federal Aviation Administration head offering 10 suggestions he could do to improve the workings of the agency in light of the two recent Boeing Max8 planes. With a focus on safety, Clifford wrote FAA Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell of short and long-term priorities that may help restore the...
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Jack Casciato Speaking at International Conference for Young Lawyers

Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been invited to speak Thursday (March 28, 2019) at the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers in Manchester, England, on “Use of Flight Simulations in Aviation Claims.” Casciato, the only lawyer from Chicago invited to speak at the conference, is part of the two-day group event for lawyers who are 40 years of age or younger....
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A New FAA Leader – Ten Safety Improvements He Should Pursue Immediately And What the Flying Public Can Do

As a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief is about to take the controls with a distinguished aviation education, airline career and “culture of safety” record behind him, it causes one to pause and think just what should the immediate and longer-term safety priorities of the agency be. After many decades of representing airplane accident victims and their families, as well as working closely with...
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Sarah King Moderating and Presenting at ITLA Trial and Practice Tips Seminar

Sarah F. King, attorney at Clifford Law Offices and Vice Chair of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Women's Caucus, will be co-moderating the organization's Trial and Practice Tips Seminar on May 10th, 2019. King will be moderating the morning program with Sarah M. Salger of Gori Julian & Associates of Edwardsville. King also will make a presentation on "Pre-Trial Motions." Other topics to be...
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