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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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Boeing & FAA DER Abuse Leads To 346 Dead, Loss Of International Certification Acceptance, Investigations

The Boeing and FAA sins in the 737 MAX design and certification program continue to grow in number, severity, and consequence. This may now include criminal charges, as the US DOJ and DOT Inspector General begin investigations with a grand jury, preservation requests and plenty of media hysteria. This is not the first time that a new Boeing airplane program has had incidents caused by...
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