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11 April 2019

Who is liable for the Boeing crashes?

The Boeing 737 Max 8 has recently made the headlines due to fatal incidents affecting Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines.

The issue of culpability and liability is due to be addressed and any criminal liability could boil down to individual directors.

Carl Newman, partner in BDB Pitmans’ white collar crime and investigations team comments in The Times:

‘The US does not have anything directly equivalent to the UK’s corporate manslaughter. It would be a matter of vicarious liability through individuals.’

The full article is available to subscribers of The Times, here.

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