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Terminate Boeing’s Ability to Certify Aircraft: Victims’ Families Ask of DOT

On October 19, 2021, families and friends who lost loved ones in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in 2019 are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to terminate the aircraft maker’s ability to certify its own airplanes, a provision allowed in a program called the Organization Designation Authority (ODA) that allows third parties to perform functions of the Federal Aviation Authority...
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Clifford Law Offices Retained by 24 Passengers in Amtrak Derailment

Clifford Law Offices has been retained by 24 passengers in the September 25 derailment of an Amtrak train in Montana. Passengers come from across the country – from upstate New York to Seattle, Washington, from Texas to Indiana – all drawn together to take a scenic rail trip across the northern part of the country. Separate lawsuits against the railroad and BNSF Railway Company that...
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Victims’ Families in Second Boeing 737 MAX Crash React to Indictment of Former Boeing Safety Executive – Saying Blame Goes Beyond One Person

Families who lost loved ones in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in 2019 killing all 157 on board had harsh words for the corporate giant, saying the U.S. government didn’t go far enough in the indictment of Mark Forkner on Oct. 14, 2021.  The former chief pilot of the new aircraft was indicted yesterday by the U.S. Department of Justice on six...
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Lead Counsel for Families in Second Boeing 737 MAX Crash Reacts to Indictment of Former Boeing Safety Engineer

“The indictment of Boeing’s former chief pilot for deceiving federal authorities about the 737 MAX is a corporate whitewash,” said Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Lead Counsel in the consolidated litigation against Boeing in the crash of a 737 MAX in Ethiopia in 2019. “The tragic loss of 157 lives could have been prevented had Mark...
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DePaul University College of Law 2022 Clifford Scholar in Residence Named

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Maria Glover has been named the annual Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law. A committee of leading civil justice faculty examined the work of professors nationwide who have contributed to this field and chose Glover as the national “rising star” in civil justice, and this year’s Scholar. In her role as Scholar-in-Residence, Glover will participate in...
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