Judge Nixes U.S. Suit Against Malaysia Airlines, Insurer Allianz Over Plane Disappearance


A U.S. judge has dismissed nationwide litigation over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in which victims’ families sought to hold the carrier, its insurer Allianz SE and Boeing Co. liable for the still-unexplained disaster.

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington ruled on Wednesday night that the wrongful death and product liability litigation, encompassing 40 lawsuits, did not belong in the United States.
His case, in Malaysia, said on March 8, 2014 that he had a “great interest” in Malaysia, where MH370 Flight disappeared and had a Boeing 777 in Malaysia, with 239 people going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

”In essence, there is an explanation for the unexplained extinction of a passenger plane that Malaysia Airlines operated as part of the national airline fleet following its departure from a Malaysian airport,. Jackson wrote.

Edi It’s hard to sue in cases involving the MH370 disaster in the United States, “he added.

The 61-page decision is a regression for plaintiffs from the US, Australia, China, India and Malaysia, representing more than 100 Flight MH370 passengers, including Japan.

It is believed that the plane flies away from the distant route and falls in the southern Indian Ocean, but there are no remains or large fragments.

The disappearance of the MH370 flight is one of the world’s greatest aviation secrets.
In July, a 495-page report from Malaysian researchers did not give a clear answer to what was happening.

The plaintiffs have sued the Montreal Convention, which is an international treaty regulating air transport incidents, and various US state laws.

Some prosecutors’ lawyer, Mary Schiavo, said in an e-mail on Friday that his clients had been preparing for the flight in June 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Lawyers for Malaysian Airlines, Boeing, lawyers and other plaintiffs did not immediately respond to comment requests.

According to Wednesday’s decision, the carrier was insured by Allianz’s Global Corporate & Specialty SE unit. The unit’s spokesman, Hugo Kidston, refused to comment.

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