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Filing over missing Malaysia Airlines flight called premature as search for plane continues

Aviation law attorneys concerned about early filings

Ronald Goldman, head of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman’s aviation disaster practice group

Several veteran aviation attorneys are outraged that one Chicago law firm has gone ahead with a filing in response to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane even though the whereabouts of the Boeing 777 remains a mystery. 

For instance, Chicago attorney Robert Clifford, who has frequently sued airlines after crashes, said the filing was “grossly premature and without foundation.”

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