News

The New York Times 03/21/19

LION AIR CRASH FAMILIES SAY THEY WERE PRESSURED TO SIGN NO-SUIT DEAL

The families were still mourning relatives lost in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia when they were crammed into a hotel conference room a few weeks after the crash. Sign this form, they were told by employees of the low-cost carrier, and they would receive 1.3 billion rupiah, or $91,600.00.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/world/asia/lion-air-crash-families-lawsuits.html


ABC.Net.AU 03/20/19

“PILOTS FIGHTING A GHOST”: LAWYER CHARLES HERRMANN ON BOEING LAWSUIT

There are reports that Boeing is rushing to install new safety devices in its 737 MAX airliners, following two fatal crashes in six months: the Ethiopian Airlines crash less than a fortnight ago, and a Lion Air flight last October, which crashed into the waters off Indonesia shortly after take-off, killing everyone on board.
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/pilots-fighting-a-ghost:-charles-herrmann-on-boeing-lawsuit/10929640


CNN 03/20/19

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SUBPOENAS IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF BOEING

US Justice Department prosecutors have issued multiple subpoenas as part of an investigation into Boeing’s Federal Aviation Administration certification and marketing of 737 Max planes, sources briefed on the matter told CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/business/boeing-justice-department-subpoenas/index.html


Bangkapos.com 03/20/19

CHARLES HERRMANN YAKIN MENANG GUGATAN KE BOEING DI AMERIKA SERIKAT

Translation: CHARLES HERRMANN IS SURE TO WIN A LAWSUIT TO BOEING IN THE UNITED STATES. 
Renowned International lawyer Charles Herrmann came to Indonesia to compensate the families of Indonesian victims who took a tour bus in the US when they were hit by an Amphibious Tour vehicle operated by Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Washington.
http://bangka.tribunnews.com/2019/03/20/charles-herrmann-yakin-menang-gugatan-ke-boeing-di-amerika-serikat


MarketWatch 03/20/19

CAPT. SULLENBERGER ON THE FAA AND BOEING: ‘OUR CREDIBILITY AS LEADERS IN AVIATION IS BEING DAMAGED’

The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot says the Boeing 737 Max controversy is ‘unprecedented’ and an ‘ugly saga’
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/capt-sully-sullenberger-where-boeing-and-the-faa-went-wrong-in-this-ugly-saga-2019-03-19


Radio-Canada 03/20/19

BOEING VISÉ PAR DES RECOURS JUDICIAIRES POUR L’ÉCRASEMENT DE DEUX DE SES 737 MAX

Translation: BOEING SEEKS LEGAL REDRESS FOR THE CRASH OF TWO IF ITS 737 MAX
A law firm in Washington State is suing the American aircraft manufacturer for its role in the crash of a Lion Air aircraft off Indonesia in October 2018 and is preparing a second appeal in connection with the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, which occurred about ten days ago.
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1159556/boeing-poursuites-judiciaires-ecrasement-737-max-lion-air-ethopian-airlines


CNN 03/18/19

INVESTIGATORS FIND ‘SIMILARITIES’ BETWEEN ETHIOPIAN AND LION AIR CRASHES, OFFICIAL SAYS

Preliminary data recovered from the black boxes of last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash has revealed “similarities” to October’s fatal Lion Air crash, the Ethiopian Minister of Transport said Sunday.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/17/africa/ethiopian-lion-air-crash-data-similarities-intl/index.html


The Seattle Times 03/17/19

FLAWED ANALYSIS, FAILED OVERSIGHT: HOW BOEING, FAA CERTIFIED THE SUSPECT 737 MAX FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

Federal Aviation Administration managers pushed its engineers to delegate wide responsibility for assessing the safety of the 737 MAX to Boeing itself. But safety engineers familiar with the documents shared details that show the analysis included crucial flaws.
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/


Tacoma Weekly News 03/15/19

HERRMANN LAW GROUP SUES BOEING FOR LION AIR CRASH

On March 12, the Herrmann Law Group filed a lawsuit against the Boeing Company on behalf of the families of 17 victims who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 operated by Lion Air. The complaint alleges that Boeing equipment failed, and that Boeing failed to properly inform pilots about the presence and dangers of a new automated system installed in the aircraft.
https://tacomaweekly.com/news/herrmann-law-group-sues-boeing-for-lion-air-crash/


Northwest Asian Weekly 03/14/19

FAMILIES OF LION AIR CRASH VICTIMS SUE BOEING

“Years of experience representing hundreds of victims has revealed a common thread through most air disaster cases,” said Charles Herrmann, the principle of Herrmann Law, which has an office in the International District.

“Generating profit in a fiercely competitive market too often involves cutting safety measures. In this case, Boeing cut training and completely eliminated instructions and warnings on a new system. Pilots didn’t even know it existed. I can’t blame so many pilots for being mad as hell.”
https://nwasianweekly.com/2019/03/families-of-lion-air-crash-victims-sue-boeing/