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Airplane Defects

A class of individuals who claim they were overcharged when they purchased airplane tickets may pursue two RICO claims against Boeing and Southwest Airlines, a federal court in Texas ruled. The case stems from defects in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, which allegedly caused the crashes of a Lion Air flight in 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines flight in 302. 

SHERMAN, Texas – A class of individuals who claim they were overcharged when they purchased airplane tickets may pursue two RICO claims against Boeing and Southwest Airlines, a federal court in Texas ruled. The case stems from defects in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, which allegedly caused the crashes of a Lion Air flight in 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines flight in 302. 

The plaintiffs claim they would not have purchased tickets if they had known the MAX 8 was fatally defective.

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