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Robert Clifford to Speak at ITLA Program on Plaintiffs’ Bar and the Pandemic

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) annual Damages seminar to be held Feb. 16 and 18. Clifford will speak at this webinar on Feb. 16 on “What Will it Take for the Plaintiff’s Bar to Survive in 2021 and Beyond.” Other plaintiffs’ lawyers will speak during the two-hour morning program...
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Boeing Hit with $2.5 Billion Criminal Penalty to Resolve Criminal Charges Brought by U.S. Justice Department Regarding Company’s Conspiracy to Defraud FAA in Connection with Dangerous MAX Aircraft; Families Disgusted by Lack of Accountability and Justice

Boeing agreed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to pay a mere $243.6 million fine to settle criminal conspiracy charges, plus compensation to victims families and airline customers, ending a roughly two-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Justice Department, but the families who lost loved ones saw little justice in this rushed criminal settlement process that excluded them. Government officials said Boeing employees concealed information about its 737...
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First Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flight Flies December 29, 2020; Victims’ Families of Ethiopian Crash Remain Steadfast in Their Distrust of Safety of the Aircraft

Families of victims of the Boeing crash of a 737 Max in Ethiopia continue to warn the public about the lack of safety protocols and the flawed design of the aircraft that is set to take its first commercial flight on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recent approval to return the aircraft to service in the United States. Families who...
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Clifford Law Offices Reaches $52.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of World Class Acrobats Severely Injured in Circus “Human Chandelier” Collapse

Robert A. Clifford and Jack J. Casciato, partners at Clifford Law Offices, announced a $52.5 million settlement on behalf of eight young, female acrobats who sustained severe, life altering injuries during an aerial performance with Barnum & Bailey Circus on May 4, 2014 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. The 2014 tragedy made front-page news around the world. The women, aged 18-24 at...
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Canada Approves Design Changes to Boeing 737 MAX; Families of Ethiopian Crash Continue to Point out Deficiencies of the MAX Aircraft

The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) announced on Thursday, 12/17/2020 that the approval of design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX in a first step toward bringing the aircraft back to that country's skies after a near two-year flight ban. The 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019 following two tragic crashes of the new aircraft that killed 346 people due to defects in the...
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