It’s been a month and a half since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had disappeared, which means the families can now file lawsuits in American courts against aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
Waiting period ends
The Flight 370 families hope the legal battle can bring new information to light.
The pressure of filing lawsuits on the Malaysian governmentmight force it to release data it holds,said Sarah Bajc, partner of Flight 370 passenger Philip Wood, in a statement.
So far, the families are relying on Malaysian officials’ opinions, but no data were presented on their briefings.
Lawyers gearing up for lawsuits
“If we don’t have the ‘black box’ with all the critical information on it, or we don’t have any part of the wreckage, it would be very hard to maintain a claim against Boeing in any court in the United States,” said aviation attorney Daniel Rose, a partner at the firm Kreindler & Kreindler.
Search and rescue efforts for the missing plane have repeatedly come up with no solid evidence.
Even the underwater drone that was scanning the ocean has “no contacts of interest.”