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Crain's Chicago Business
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.


Chicago Lawyer
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.


Cision PR Web
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.


The Irish Times
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.


Geekwire
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.


Bloomberg
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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