9 American lawyers to seek justice for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims


Aisha Ibrahim, whose brother Abdulahi Ibrahim was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Photo/VOA
Aisha Ibrahim, whose brother Abdulahi Ibrahim was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Photo/VOA

In Summary

  • The team compromising of 9 lawyers is expected in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for sessions with families of the victims.
  • As part of the legal process, select family members will go on due diligence trips to America as the two law firms build their case.
  • Friedman and Rubin law firm boasts of winning several high profile verdicts.

A law firm from Seattle, USA has said they will be seeking justice for victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

In an advertisement in the Daily Nation, lawyers from Friedman Rubin said they will partner with Shakespear N. Feyissa, another law firm.

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The team compromising of 9 lawyers is expected in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for sessions with families of the victims.

As part of the legal process, select family members will go on due diligence trips to America as the two law firms build their case.

Friedman and Rubin law firm boasts of winning several high profile verdicts.

Among them is one where they represented a retired Air Force mechanic who contracted Hepatitis C from a routine medical procedure where he was awarded an equivalent of Ksh.10.5billion.

The Ethiopian airlines plane en route to Nairobi crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members onboard.

The crash raised questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

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A preliminary report released on Thursday indicated Ethiopian Airlines pilots wrestled with controls to stay aloft but plunged to the ground after restoring a computer system that was ordering the nose down because of faulty sensor data.

The family of an American woman killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX filed a lawsuit on April 4.

It was the first lawsuit filed on behalf of a U.S. victim of the Ethiopian disaster and the first to target the airline and parts manufacturer Rosemount, in addition to Boeing.

Boeing’s top-selling aircraft was grounded worldwide following the disaster.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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