US Law firms Sue The Boeing Company On Behalf Of Nadege Dubois-seex, Widow Of Jonathan Seex, CEO Of Tamarind Group, In Fatal Ethiopian Airlines Crash
For Immediate Release
PARIS, FRANCE – May 20, 2019. Attorneys Nomaan Husain of Husain Law + Associates, Floyd Wisner of The Wisner Law Firm, and Omar Khawaja of The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja have filed suit against Chicago-based The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) on behalf of Nadège Dubois-Seex, French citizen and widow of Jonathan Seex, a Swedish and Kenyan citizen killed when Ethiopian Air Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off on March 10, 2019. Mr. Seex was among the 157 passengers and crew killed when the MCAS software onboard the doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8 malfunctioned.
The lawsuit, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, alleges that Boeing failed to properly inform pilots about the dangers and risks presented by its new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (“MCAS”) software.
On April 4th, Boeing executives admitted that the MCAS software system played a role in both the deadly March 10th crash of a Ethiopian Air 737 MAX 8 aircraft and an earlier crash of Lion Air in Indonesia. “We’re taking a comprehensive, disciplined approach, and taking the time, to get the software update right,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said at the time.
Boeing’s failure to properly inform pilots of a defect in the MAX 8’s flight control system left pilots without the knowledge or ability to restore manual control and prevent the two crashes. The aircraft’s flight manual also did not contain information on how to control the aircraft in the event of a MCAS malfunction. “It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it,” Muilenburg said.
Jonathan Seex was well-loved by his family and friends and had taken the helm of the Tamarind Group of Companies. His wife, Nadège Dubois-Seex described him as “an incredible father to our three beautiful children and |I will always cherish the 25 years I spent with him as my husband and soulmate. Our family has lost its shining knight and the world has lost a brilliant entrepreneur.”
US Attorney Nomaan Husain stated, “Once again corporate greed has placed profits over safety with tragic consequences for the public. We have learned that Boeing relied on a single sensor that had been previously flagged in over 200 incident reports submitted to the FAA. Our goal with these lawsuits is to obtain answers for our grieving clients and hold Boeing accountable for causing this tragedy.”
Attorney Floyd Wisner stated, “in my decades of representing families of the victims of air crashes, I have never seen a case with such serious misconduct by an aircraft manufacturer.”
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