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Boeing Appoints Legal Czar to Oversee Fallout From Fatal 737 MAX Crashes

Facing an onslaught of lawsuits and a criminal investigation, Boeing announced the appointment of a newly created czar to oversee all legal matters arising from two deadly crashes of 737 MAX jetliners, reports The Seattle Times.

J. Michael Luttig, 64, a former federal appeals court judge who has served as Boeing’s general counsel since 2006, is now the new counselor and senior adviser to Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the company’s board of directors, according to the Times Steve Miletich.

Dozens of lawsuits seeking monetary damages have been filed against Boeing in U.S. courts, alleging negligence on the part of the company. Statements indicate Boeing plans to take an aggressive stance in responding to civil allegations and any potential criminal accusations.

Read the Seattle Times article.

 

 

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