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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune – December 2021

Clifford Law Obtains $18.15 million verdict on behalf of brain-damaged teenager struck by truck. Bradley M. Cosgrove and Jack J. Casciato, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained the verdict on behalf of Gustavo Cornejo, Jr., then 17 years old of Gary, Indiana. Read full article here.


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune – November 2021

An UIC transfer student from Jordan is suing Silver Cross Hospital & New Lenox Police Department after a brain injury. Clifford Law Offices is representing the student. Read full article here.



CBS Chicago
CBS 2 Chicago – November 2021

The New Lenox Police Department stood accused Wednesday of dumping a man in a dark, desolate parking lot after he was treated at a hospital for a mental health episode. “They made a decision to bring this young man to an abandoned parking lot and simply just abandon him at midnight – with instructions from police officers to just start walking,” said attorney Jack Casciato to CBS2 Chicago.



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ABC 7 Eyewitness News – November 2021

Alkafaween, of Worth, was “negligently discharged” from Silver Cross Hospital on December 5, 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by Clifford Law Offices. Partner Jack Casciato is quoted by ABC 7 Chicago.


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ABC News- November 2021

Police officers sued for allegedly ‘abandoning’ man during mental health crisis. He was hit by a car shortly after being dropped off. Jack Casciato, a partner at Clifford Law Offices and one of the attorneys representing Alkafaween is quoted by ABC News.


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Fox 32 Chicago – November 2021

Family of UIC transfer student suing New Lenox hospital, police department after brain injury. Clifford Law Offices detailed police bodycam footage showing reckless conduct. Article via Fox News Chicago-32. Read full article here.



KULR8 – November 2021

“Allegations in the complaints allege negligence on the part of the defendants for a number of actions or inactions including improper, inadequate and insufficient rail maintenance, switches and train equipment,” Clifford Law Offices said in a release. “The law firm has hired its own team of independent experts, including former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators, who are examining the tragic derailment.” Read full article here.


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Washington Post – October 2021

Kristofer S. Riddle, a partner with Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices, said to the Washington Post that Amtrak passengers who were injured in the derailment were looking to the NTSB findings for answers about what led to the incident. But he said the report is only a piece of what is likely to be a lengthy legal investigation. Read full article here.


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Crain’s Chicago Business – October 2021

Crain’s Chicago Business magazine held a contest searching for the Coolest Offices in Chicago and, out of 52 entries, Clifford Law Offices was chosen as one of the winners. Read full article here.


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Wall Street Journal – October 2021

In the Ethiopian Airlines crash, 10 of the 157 cases have been settled, with the remainder in mediation under retired judge Donald P. O’Connell, according to Robert Clifford, lead counsel in the consolidated litigation against Boeing and some other aircraft parts makers. Mr. Clifford said proceedings have been delayed by lockdown rules, but expects some may go to trial next year.” Read full article here.


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BBC – October 2021

Robert A. Clifford quoted by BBC. “The tragic loss of 157 lives could have been prevented had Mark Forkner spoken up but he certainly didn’t act alone. This inexcusable type of corporate greed goes far beyond the chief pilot at the company that haphazardly made these aircraft in an effort to increase profits.” Read full article here.


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NPR – October 2021
A federal grand jury has indicted a former chief technical pilot at Boeing, alleging that he deliberately deceived safety regulators at the FAA as the agency evaluated and certified the Boeing 737 Max airplane. Robert A. Clifford, the lead attorney for many of the families of the people who were killed in the Boeing 737 Max crashes, is quoted in this article. Read full article here.


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Young Lawyers Journal – October 2021
Attorney Tracy Brammeier writes an article titled, “Be a Hero for Our Local Heroes.” Read full article here.


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CNN – October 2021
“We believe that Amtrak and BNSF are ultimately responsible for getting their passengers from point A to point B safely,” Sean Driscoll, partner at Clifford Law Offices told CNN. “We are going to be looking at any cause such as maintenance, condition of the cars, and human error.” Read full article here.


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Newsweek – October 2021
Justin Ruddell of Klamath Falls, Oregon, was one of the passengers who filed a lawsuit over physical and psychological injuries suffered in the September 25th Amtrak derailment. He is being represented by Clifford Law Offices and is quoted in Newsweek. Read full article here.


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WGN 9 – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices is quoted in an article titled, “‘I saw death and destruction’: Passenger recalls deadly Amtrak train crash.” Read full article here.


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Law 360 – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices filed a data breach class action lawsuit against McDonald’s in Illinois Northern District Court. The complaint states personal information customers provided to order delivery was not properly safeguarded against cyberattacks. Read full article here.


Associated Press
Associated Press – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices is representing Justin Ruddell, a passenger in the Amtrak derailment that happened on September 25, 2021. Mr. Ruddell is quoted in the Associated Press. Read full article here.


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U.S. News World & Report – October 2021
Justin Ruddell, a passenger in the September 25th, 2021, Amtrak train derailment in Montana, who is represented by Clifford Law Offices, is quoted in U.S. World & Report. Read full article here.


Seattle Times
Seattle Times – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices filed separate lawsuits on behalf of injured passengers in the September 25th derailment in Montana against Amtrak and the BNSF Railway Company that owns and maintains the tracks. Clifford Law Offices attorney Sean Driscoll is quoted in Seattle Times stating, “Trains don’t derail by themselves. This is another derailment by Amtrak in four years and something must be done to hold the wrongful parties accountable.” Read full article here.


ABC News
ABC News – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices filed lawsuits on behalf of injured passengers in the September 25th, 2021, derailment in Montana against Amtrak and the BNSF Railway Company that owns and maintains the tracks. Managing Partner at Clifford Law Offices, Hon. Henry R. Simmons, is quoted stating, “This derailment should not be happening in this country in 2021. It’s inexcusable. It should be a never-event and we are going to hold Amtrak and BNSF responsible, and we’re doing it for our clients and for the future of all traveling passengers in the United States.” Read full article here.


Independent
Independent – October 2021
Justin Ruddell, a passenger in the September 2021 Amtrak train derailment in Montana, who is represented by Clifford Law Offices, speaks with Independent about his severe injuries. Read full article here.


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Law.com – October 2021
Five lawyers from Clifford Law Offices have been included as 2021 Rising Stars of the Plaintiff’s Bar by The National Law Journal. Read full article here.


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WTHR – October 2021
On October 4, 2021, Clifford Law Offices sued in federal court in Illinois on behalf of seven victims of the Montana Amtrak train derailment. “The same Clifford Law Offices obtained millions in settlement money from Amtrak on behalf of the passengers who were victims in the 2017 Seattle derailment.” Read full article here.


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ABC News – October 2021
7 injured passengers file lawsuits against Amtrak over Montana train derailment. “Trains just don’t derail by themselves,” Sean Driscoll, the injured passengers’ lawyer said.” Read full article here.


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KIRO7 – October 2021
Clifford Law Offices filed separate lawsuits on behalf of seven injured passengers in the September 25th derailment in Montana against Amtrak and the BNSF Railway Company that owns and maintains the tracks. Clifford Law Offices attorney Kristofer Riddle is interviewed by KIRO 7 News. Watch interview here.


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The Hill – October 2021

Clifford Law Offices filed lawsuits on behalf of injured passengers in the September 25th, 2021, derailment in Montana against Amtrak and the BNSF Railway Company that owns and maintains the tracks. The firm was quoted stating, “Allegations in the complaints allege negligence on the part of the defendants for a number of actions or inactions including improper, inadequate and insufficient rail maintenance, switches and train equipment.” Read full article here.



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Associated Press – October 2021

Clifford Law Offices filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in northcentral Montana late last month, killing three and injuring dozens of others. Read full article here.




Missoulian – October 2021

Robert A. Clifford is quoted in an article titled, “Why, 3 months after last Amtrak derailment settled For $57M, has another train crashed?” Clifford Law Offices obtained nearly $57 million settlement in June on behalf of its clients in the derailment of the 2017 Amtrak crash near Seattle. Read full article here.


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The Daily Mail – October 2021

Attorney Sean Driscoll is quoted in an article titled, “Passenger who survived Amtrak crash sues over death of software engineer husband, 28, who was one of three killed in the ‘preventable tragedy’: Couple celebrating 50th anniversary named as victims.” Read full article here.


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CBS Chicago – September 2021

In 2019, Amtrak quietly introduced an arbitration clause when buying a ticket, which forces any legal claims or disputes while onboard directly into arbitration. Sean Driscoll, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is quoted and interviewed saying, “They should not be allowed to deny their passengers the right to have their day in court.” Read full article and watch Sean’s interview with CBS here.


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Washington Post – September 2021
Clifford Law Offices, a personal injury law firm that helped obtain a $57 million settlement against Amtrak after a 2017 derailment in Dupont, Wash., was hired by a passenger injured in the Amtrak derailment in Montana. Sean Driscoll, partner at the firm, is quoted. Read full article here.


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ABC7 Chicago – September 2021
ABC7’s investigative team’s Chuck Goudie reports on Clifford Law Offices being retained by an injured passenger in the #Amtrak derailment in Montana. Read full article here.


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Politico – September 2021
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, is interviewed by Politico about 9/11 and the value of life. Read full article here.



Law Bulletin Media – September 2021
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, pens an article for Law Bulletin Media tited, “Proportional Response.” Read full article here.



Seattle Times – September 2021
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead counsel for the Ethiopian Airlines families who lost loved ones in the March 2019 crash, is quoted in an article titled, “Ethiopian Airlines settles with Boeing following 737 MAX crash and expects to fly the jet again by January.” Read full article here.



American Bar Associaton – August 2021
Erin Clifford, Partner at Clifford Law Offices and Holistic Certified Wellness Coach, wrote an article for the American Bar Association titled, “How to Transition Back to the Workplace.” Read full article here.



WBBM – August 2021
The Pantoja family contacted Clifford Law Offices to help them donate equipment for physically challenged children. Read full article here.



Fox 32 – August 2021
Clifford Law Offices is quoted in an article titled, “Family turns heartbreaking loss into life-changing help for Chicago families.” Read full article here.


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Law.com – August 2021
Five Clifford Law Offices lawyers were named as 2021 Rising Stars by the National Law Journal. Read full article here.


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Law Bulletin Publishing Company – July 2021
Susan A. Capra, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been named one of the 50 Salute! Woman in Law in 2021 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. She was profiled in their magazine. Read full article here.


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Business Insider – July 2021
Robert A. Clifford, who represents more than 70 families affected by the crashes, told Business Insider that the families’ cases against Boeing are running “at least a year behind.” That means some of the families expect to still be pursuing the court case three years after their loved ones died. Read full article here.


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Law 360 – June 2021
Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Charles R. Haskins, associate at the firm, obtained on Thursday, June 24, 2021, a $3.35 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered permanent brain damage following an undiagnosed brain tumor. Read full article here.


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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – June 2021
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, pens an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled, “Access to justice must happen now by getting trials up.” Read full article here.


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CBA Record – June 2021
Erin Clifford, Partner and Director of Marketing and Business Development at Clifford Law Offices, writes an article for lawyers in the Chicago Bar Association’s May/June edition of CBA Record magazine titled, “Lawyer’s Guide to Taking Control of Your Self-Care Routine.” Read full article here.


Law 360
Law 360 – June 2021
Partners Sarah F. King and Keith A Hebeiesen are quoted in a Law360 article titled, “Hospital Hit With $1.1M Verdict Over Patient Death.” Read full article here.


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Fox 31 Denver – June 2021
Two more civil lawsuits were filed against United Airlines on behalf of women on board a plane when its engine exploded and caught fire during a flight to Hawaii. Clifford Law Offices is representing the plaintiffs. Read full article here.


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KSHB Kansas City – June 2021
Clifford Law Offices is representing two women from Raymore, Missouri, who are suing United Airlines after the engine of the airplane they were on exploded. Read full article here.


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Better – May 2021
What does it take to be an effective leader at work and in one’s community? Susan A. Capra, Shannon M. McNulty and Sarah F. King, partners at Clifford Law Offices, recently shared their thoughts on the subject. Read full article here.


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KDRV – April 2021
Clifford Law Offices has filed additional lawsuits on behalf of passengers who experienced their United Airlines flight engine burst into flames while traveling from Denver to Hawaii. Robert A. Clifford is quoted is the article. Read full article here.


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KITV – April 2021
Clifford Law Offices has filed four additional lawsuits on behalf of some passengers who were aboard a United Airlines flight that experienced a fiery engine loss. “Maintenance and inspection protocols should be in place that would prevent this type of horror from occurring in the first place. These lawsuits will get to the bottom of what happened so that the passengers can try to find some peace of mind as they attempt to continue with their lives,” Robert A. Clifford stated. Read full article here.


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MSN – April 2021
Clifford Law Offices has filed four more lawsuits on behalf of passengers aboard a United Airlines flight whose engine exploded. Read full article here.


Chicago Lawyer
Chicago Lawyer – April 2021
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, writes an article for Chicago Lawyer titled, “Follow the money – PAC donations play major role in opiod crisis.” Read full article here.


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ABC 17 – April 2021

Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two passengers who were aboard a United Airlines flight 328 when the plane suffered an engine explosion in February 2021. Clifford Law Offices is representing the passengers. Read full article here.


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CBS – April 2021

Charles Haskins, associate at Clifford Law Offices, talked on CBS News about a United Airlines airplane that had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines blew apart. Watch full segment here.


USA Today
USA Today- April 2021

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, quoted in a USA Today article titled “Two passengers sue United Airlines over engine explosion that rained debris on Colorado neighborhoods”. “Imagine as a passenger looking out the window of a plane and helplessly watching the engine on fire. The terror you experience lasts a lifetime,” he said. Read full article here.


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Fox News- April 2021

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, quoted in a Fox News article titled “Passengers sue United Airlines after engine catches fire after takeoff: report”. Read full article here.


Bloomberg
Bloomberg – April 2021

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, quoted in a Bloomberg article titled “United Air Passengers Sue Over Terror From In-Flight Engine Fire”. Read full article here.


Yahoo News
Yahoo! News – April 2021

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, quoted in a Yahoo article titled “United Airlines Flight 328 Passengers Claim PTSD In New Lawsuit”. Read full article here.



CBS Denver – April 2021

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, quoted in CBS Denver article titled “United Airlines Flight 328 Passengers Claim PTSD In New Lawsuit”. Read full article here.


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Chicago Bar Association – March 2021
Sarah F. King writes an article for the Chicago Bar Association titled, “Tips to Succeed at Motion Practice in Law Division.” Read full article here.


Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – March 2021
Jack J. Casciato writes an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled, “Case can be made for punitive damages against texting motorists.” Read full article here.


Insider
Insider – March 2021
Three restaurant groups are taking their insurer to court for not covering pandemic losses.”The case serves as an accountability mechanism,” Shannon McNulty, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is co-lead counsel in the case, told Insider. Read full article here.


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Chicago Tribune – March 2021
In a unanimous decision issued March 16, 2021, a state appeals court in Illinois upheld a trial court decision allowing a lawsuit by a Cubs fan who was struck by a foul ball at a game to go forward with the lawsuit. Read full article here.


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NBC Chicago – March 2021
A state appeals court in Illinois upheld a trial court decision that a woman hit in the face and injured by a foul ball at Wrigley Field may move forward with her civil lawsuit for damages and is not limited to arbitration against Major League Baseball. Read full article here.


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Crain’s Chicago Business – March 2021
A woman was at a Cubs-Mets game at Wrigley Field in 2018 when she was struck in the face with a foul ball. A state appeals court in Illinois upheld a trial court decision that she may move forward with her civil lawsuit for damages. Clifford Law Offices is representing her. Read full article here.


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ESPN – March 2021
An Illinois appellate court ruled on March 16, 2021, that a woman who was struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field can move ahead with a lawsuit she filed against the MLB.”I think it was a well-reasoned ruling,” said Honorable Henry R. Simmons (Ret.), managing partner at Clifford Law Offices. Read full article here.


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Associated Press – March 2021
An Illinois appellate court ruled that a woman who was struck by a foul ball at a Cubs game in 2018 can move ahead with a lawsuit she filed against Major League Baseball. Read full article here.


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Law 360 – March 2021
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead counsel for the Ethiopian Airlines families who lost loved ones in the March 2019 crash, quoted in Law 360’s article “Boeing 737 Max Legal And Regulatory Woes: 2 Years Later.” Read full article here.


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ON Point with Alex Pierson – February 2021
Robert A Clifford, Lead Counsel in the U.S. federal district court litigation involving the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s Boeing 737 Max8 jet on March 10, 2019, was a guest on the show, “ON Point with Alex Pierson.” Listen to the full episode here.


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Crain’s Chicago Business – February 2021
Chicago class-action lawyer Shannon McNulty is quoted in a Crain’s Chicago Business article titled, “Chicago restaurants win early court victory in bid for COVID claims.” Read full article here.


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Chicago Lawyer – February 2021
Robert A. Clifford writes an article for Chicago Lawyer titled, “Fiction Vs. Reality: Learn how law differs on TV than in real courtrooms.” Read full article here.


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PR Web – January 2021
Eighteen attorneys from Clifford Law Offices have been selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers List. Read full article here.


Christine Negroni – January 2021
Robert A. Clifford, a Chicago-based attorney who specializes in aviation litigation, was quoted in an article titled, “American Slashes Mechanic Training on 737 Max by 90 Percent.” He said, “The work of maintenance is separate and distinct from the safety flight operations in the cockpit. Any interruption on the chain of safety – and certainly maintenance is in that chain – needs to be closely scrutinized and vetted with complete transparency.” Read full article here.


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USA Today – January 2021

Robert Clifford, a lawyer who specializes in aviation litigation, quoted in USA Today’s “What we know about the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, one year later” article, saying it often takes a tragedy for important safety reforms to be taken seriously. Read full article here.


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Los Angeles Times – January 2021

Bob Clifford, a leading aviation disaster litigator, said in the LA Times article “Despite pleas from Vanessa Bryant, investigators, safety rules inspired by Kobe Bryant helicopter crash stall” that while the NTSB considers only how to make those on a helicopter safer, the FAA must weigh economic costs to helicopter operators. Those operators are attached to powerful groups, including the oil and gas industry, which needs millions of workers transported annually. Read full article here.


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Seattle Times – January 2021

Bob Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who is one of the lead attorneys representing the families of ET302 victims but is not involved with Ethiopian’s case against Boeing, said Boeing’s settlement offer to Ethiopian Airlines seems grossly unfair that the airline’s distress might force acceptance of a lowball settlement. Read full article here.


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USA Today – January 2021

Robert Clifford, a Chicago-based attorney who specializes in aviation litigation, said Kobe Bryant’s lost earning power will likely lead to an “enormous” financial claim. But if the two sides ultimately settle before trial, it’s unclear how large that settlement would be – and how the money would be distributed. Read full article here.


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Toronto Star – January 2021
Kevin Durkin is quoted in an article titled, “Transport Canada clears Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft for service in Canadian airspace on Wednesday.” Read full article here.


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The Wall Street Journal – January 2021
Boeing’s legal and business challenges persist after settlement. Families of victims are pursuing lawsuits against the plane maker. Chicago attorney Robert Clifford, who has conducted depositions of current and former Boeing employees in a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the March 2019 MAX crash in Ethiopia, called the settlement an insult. Read full article here.


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The Irish Times – January 2021
Boeing agrees to pay $2.5B to resolve criminal fraud case in 737 MAX crisis. “This agreement, including the ‘crash-victim beneficiaries fund’, has no bearing on the pending civil litigation against Boeing, which we plan to prosecute fully to ensure the families receive the justice they deserve,” Bob Clifford said in a statement. Read full article here.


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Geekwire – January 2021
Boeing agreed to pay $2.5B to resolve criminal fraud case in 737 MAX crisis, and is also facing civil lawsuits from attorneys representing the families of the crash victims. In a statement, Clifford Law Offices said that the allegations laid out by the Justice Department were “just the tip of the iceberg of Boeing’s wrongdoing,” and that the agreement would have no bearing on its pending civil litigation. Read full article here.


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Law 360 – January 2021
Attorney Robert A. Clifford, of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, which is representing some family members, quoted in Law360’s Boeing’s Favorable Crash Deal Leaves Victims’ Families Livid, article saying, “It’s our position that these allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of Boeing’s wrongdoing.” He said the families’ lawsuits against Boeing would continue. Read full article here.


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Bloomberg News – January 2021
Boeing Settles 737 Max Fraud Charge With $2.5 Billion Agreement. Robert Clifford, a lawyer representing relatives of the crash victims, said family members were insulted by the pact. “The settlement will have no bearing on pending civil litigation,” he said. Read full article here.


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Washington Post – January 2021
Boeing Co. reached a $2.5 billion agreement to settle a criminal charge that it defrauded the U.S. government by concealing information about the 737 Max, the ill-fated jet model involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. Attorneys for family members of those who died said they would continue to pursue civil cases against Boeing. “It’s our position that these allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of Boeing’s wrongdoing,” Bob Clifford said in a statement. Read full article here.


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Crain’s Chicago Business – January 2021
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a federal criminal investigation into the 737 Max. “The families reject this solution by the Department of Justice,” said Robert Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, who is lead counsel in the civil suit. “They consider it an insult that denies them accountability and justice…. The flying public is not afforded any future protection by this result. This settlement today has no bearing on the civil litigation.” Read full article here.


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