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Boeing’s Lawsuit Risks Soar Around Second 737 Max Disaster

March 15, 2019, 8:18 PM

Lawyers are already targeting Boeing Co. for the March 9 Ethiopian Airlines disaster even while investigators are still trying to figure out what caused two 737 Max 8 jetliners to go down in a span of five months, killing 346 people.

Boeing faces the prospect of substantial payouts to the families of passengers if it’s found responsible for both the Indonesia and Ethiopia crashes. But legal experts say the second one could prove even more damaging for the Chicago-based company. That’s because plaintiffs will argue the manufacturer was put on notice by the earlier tragedy that there was something dangerously...

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