DC judge to hear dismissal motions of law suits over MH370

DC judge to hear dismissal motions of law suits over MH370

December 20, 2017 0 By WFTV
A federal judge in the District of Columbia is set to hear arguments Tuesday overwhether to dismiss lawsuits brought on behalf of passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in 2014.


Most of the dismissal motions focus on the families of about 70 passengers, represented by various law firms including Motley Rice, Miami’s Podhurst Orseck and Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston. 

They allege that Malaysia Airlines should be held accountable since it rejected wrongful death claims after it reorganized its corporate structure months after the aircraft’s disappearance. Most of the cases also target the plane’s manufacturer, Boeing Co., for alleged defects that caused the aircraft to malfunction.