Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, talked on National Public Radio (NPR) in a story that was heard from Washington, D.C., to Florida, Dallas to San Diego on the legal ramifications of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft. In a story that aired the morning of Monday, March 31, 2014, Clifford spoke of the petition that was prematurely filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago by a law firm that already has had a similar petition twice denied by the Chicago judge. Friday that same judge again dismissed the petition for discovery in the Malaysia Airlines incident, calling it “improper.” On NPR, Clifford called the filing “a rank publicity stunt, plain and simple.” He went on to say that “this is the type of action by a lawyer that makes the legal profession look bad.” To hear the entire podcast, click here. The New York Times covered the story in an article entitled “With Jet Still Missing, Legal Moves for Payouts Start.” In the article by Edward Wong and Kirk Semple that ran April 2, 2014, Clifford was quoted as emphasizing that “no one should rush into litigation.” He told reporters, “‘This is a process, not an event, and this race is not always won by the swift.'” NY Times Article Clifford also spoke on WGN radio to John Williams on Friday, March 28, 2014, answering questions of listeners throughout the Midwest about this tragedy. Clifford said there was no evidence that Boeing is responsible for the cause of this crash and it is a disservice to the families that a Chicago judge will relieve their angst. The Judge who dismissed the action also ruled that the Chicago law firm may face sanctions if it does so again.