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Boeing to pay bereaved 737 families $144,500 eachND


BBC News, Monday 23rd September, 2019

The families of victims from the fatal Boeing 737 Max disasters in Indonesia and Ethiopia that claimed the lives of more than 340 people will receive about $144,500 (USD) each from the company. In July of this year Boeing pledged $100m to families and communities affected by the crashes but later decided to direct half of the money in direct payments to the families through a $50 million assistance fund. Many of the victims’ families have called the fund a publicity stunt as they continue to pursue the company in court. "$144,000 doesn't come close to compensating any of our families or any of the families,” said Texas-based attorney Nomaan Husain who is representing 15 of the families. "This is not something that is going to satisfy the families. The families really want answers." Participation in the fund is voluntary, and families who submit claims will not have to waive their right to pursue Boeing in court.

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