Families of Boeing 737 crash victims still sue planemaker after Department of Justice deal

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Families of victims of a Boeing 737 MAX accident on Ethiopian Airlines are proceeding with a civil litigation against the planemaker in Chicago, despite a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, lawyers said Thursday. plaintiffs.

    Boeing’s $ 2.5 billion sets aside $ 500 million for relatives of the 289 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash five months earlier in a deal that lawyers say only strengthens the families’ lawsuits against the planemaker .

    Reporting by Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Chris Reese

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