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Clifford Law Offices Team Travels to Israel and Africa Working on Boeing Crash Cases

Robert A. Clifford and Kevin P. Durkin, partners at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, are in Tel Aviv, Israel, working on the cases involving the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in 2019. Clifford, founder and senior partner at the firm and Lead Counsel of the litigation against Boeing in federal district court in Chicago, are traveling around the world taking depositions of...
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FAA Announces New Safety Rules Long Sought by Boeing Crash Victims’ Families

On September 7, 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced new rules that ensure the independence of safety inspectors hired by airline companies such as Boeing. Under the Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act engineers can be hired by companies through Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to supplement government resources. In the past, these engineers have faced pressure from large companies despite having the task of carrying...
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Boeing Agrees to Pay $200 Million SEC Fine for Misleading Public About Known Defective 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing Agrees to Pay $200 Million SEC Fine for Misleading Public About Known Defective 737 MAX Aircraft; Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel Robert Clifford Calls for Full Investigation to Determine if Actions Rose to the Level of Criminal Conduct Aircraft giant Boeing agreed Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, to pay a hefty $200 million in fines for misleading the public about the safety of its 737 MAX aircraft...
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Kevin P. Durkin Named Best Lawyers 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chicago Area for Aviation Law

Kevin P. Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chicago area for Aviation Law. “Lawyer of the Year” is a significant distinction awarded to a single lawyer with the highest overall peer feedback across each practice area and metropolitan area. Recipients are selected based on the rank of voting averages received...
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Another Boeing Plane Crashes While Families of the 2019 Boeing Crash in Ethiopia Still Await Final Report on Cause of That Tragedy

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 crashed in southern China on Monday, March 21, 2022, killing all 123 on board, according to media reports around the world. This twin-engine plane, part of a fleet that was in use since 2015, reportedly went down in a forested area minutes after something went wrong following a deep dive from about 30,000 feet, according to FlightRadar24.com, a flight-tracking data...
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