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World Boeing crash victims' families to receive up to $145,000 each

04:40  24 september  2019
04:40  24 september  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Families will not be required to sign away their rights to sue in order to claim compensation from Boeing 's fund, the company said. FAA expects first Boeing 737 Max report by end of the month. Administrators of the fund include Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation for victims of the

Dozens of families are suing the company, with families of about 60 victims yet to file, according to Reuters. The 737 Max has been grounded since March, shortly after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The Federal Aviation Administration is meeting with international regulators to explain its

A $50 million fund for compensating families of people killed in crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes has begun taking claims. Fund officials said Monday that they have begun accepting applications, with a deadline of December 31 for submitting claims.

Dennis Muilenburg in a suit standing in front of a display screen: US-POLITICS-BUSINESS-TRUMP© Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images US-POLITICS-BUSINESS-TRUMP

Boeing is providing money for the fund, which works out to nearly $145,000 for each of the 346 people who died in crashes in Indonesia in October and in Ethiopia in March. Dozens of families are suing the company, with families of about 60 victims yet to file, according to Reuters.

Families will not be required to sign away their rights to sue in order to claim compensation from Boeing's fund, the company said.

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Boeing Co will pay the families of 346 people killed in two fatal 737 MAX crashes 4,500 each from a million financial assistance fund Nearly 100 lawsuits have been filed against Boeing by at least a dozen law firms representing families of the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims , who came from 35

Families of about 60 victims have yet to file lawsuits but plaintiffs’ lawyers said they anticipate more to come. Most of the lawsuits do not make a specific dollar claim, though one law firm has said its clients are seeking more than billion. The lawsuits assert that Boeing defectively designed the automated

Administrators of the fund include Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The 737 Max has been grounded since March, shortly after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The Federal Aviation Administration is meeting with international regulators to explain its review of changes that Boeing is making in the plane, including updates to a flight-control system implicated in the accidents.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said he hopes to win approval to resume flights in October.

Irina Ivanova contributed reporting.

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