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Boeing Pushing to Move Crash Lawsuit From Hometown to Indonesia

May 1, 2019, 4:15 PM

Faced with lawsuits over a plane crash half a world away, Boeing Co. is arguing it shouldn’t have to defend itself in a courtroom a short walk from its corporate headquarters.

The world’s largest planemaker has indicated in court filings that it’s likely to request that cases on behalf of victims in the October crash of a 737 Max plane be moved from the federal courthouse in Chicago to Indonesia, where the plane went down and where most of the victims lived.

On April 30, a federal judge told the company it must make the request within 45 days, according...

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