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CanadaOntario families of Ethiopian plane crash victims file lawsuits against Boeing

21:10  29 april  2019
21:10  29 april  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The lawsuits were filed for two Ontario families that each lost several members in the plane crash . WATCH: The families of 10 Canadians killed in March's deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX jet are suing Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Internationally recognized aviation firms will be filing lawsuits on behalf of the families of 10 Canadians who were killed in the tragic crash of The complaint will be filed in federal district court in Chicago against Boeing , manufacturer of the plane , based in Chicago, and Rosemount Aerospace

Ontario families of Ethiopian plane crash victims file lawsuits against Boeing © Handout A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two families killed in the Ethiopian plane crash.

The families of 10 Ontario residents killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday over the catastrophic accident.

The lawsuits were filed in the federal district court in Chicago against Boeing and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc., which manufactured the allegedly defective plane device.

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Separate claims on behalf of the Toronto-area families were also filed on Monday against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

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"Numerous decisions by Boeing 's leadership substantially contributed to the subject crash and demonstrate Boeing 's conscious disregard for the lives of others." Boeing said it could not comment on the lawsuits . "We offer our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those onboard

The families of 10 Ontario residents killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash filed wrongful death lawsuits Monday over the catastrophic accident. The lawsuits were filed in the federal district court in Chicago against Boeing and Rosemount Aerospace, Inc., which manufactured the allegedly

The lawsuits were filed for two families that each lost several members in the March 10 plane crash.

Manant Vaidya is the plaintiff on behalf of the Brampton, Ont.-based Vaidya-Dixit family that lost six members in the accident from across three generations.

During a press conference Monday, Vaidya described his life since losing his family members.

"It is hard to believe my entire family was wiped out in such an instant way," he said. "It is affecting my family and is very hard. While driving with my wife, I suddenly get tears in my eyes."

Paul Njoroge is the second plaintiff and lost his entire immediate family in the crash. The Hamilton, Ont., man was also at Monday's conference.

"I was felt alone to lead an empty life," he told reporters.

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The family of an American woman who died in last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing , Ethiopian Airlines and a Delaware company alleged to have manufactured a defective part of the plane .

READ MORE: Ontario families of Ethiopian plane crash victims file lawsuits against Boeing . According to Njoroge, representatives of both Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing agreed to a payout of US0M in July, with half of it going to families and half going to fund projects in local communities.

Robert A. Clifford, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, said the purpose of the legal action is to hold Boeing and other organizations accountable.

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“Paul Njoroge lost his wife and three young children, including little nine-month-old Rubi," Clifford said in a press release prior to the conference.

"These lawsuits will demonstrate the shortcuts and greed of Boeing and others as well as the utter disregard of the passengers they were to protect that could have avoided this tragic crash.”

The lawsuits allege Boeing rushed to have its 737 MAX 8 aircraft enter the market and the FAA "enabled" the company's "reckless actions."

In addition to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, the 737 MAX aircraft was also involved in the fatal Lion Air crash last October, which left 189 dead.

The aircraft have been grounded across the globe, including in Canada, as investigations into the crashes continue — and as Boeing works on a software update to fix the problem.

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Boeing said it could not comment on the lawsuits . "We offer our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those onboard Ethiopian Airlines The two families have also filed a claim against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, alleging the regulator enabled the plane 's rush to market.

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Boeing has faced several lawsuits and international outcry over the plane crashes.

On Monday, the Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg sought to bolster shareholder confidence in the company in his first general meeting since two fatal crashes.

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Battling the biggest crisis of his tenure, Muilenburg said the company was making steady progress towards getting approval for new software as questions linger over the safety of its fastest-selling airplane.

“Safety is at the core of what we do. Every day, we try to get better," Muilenburg said.

— With a file from Reuters

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