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Changing legal culture, involvement of foreign companies may make lawsuits more likely in China after disappearance of Flight 370

Based on the insights of two American legal scholars, the judicial culture in China may impact potential litigation brought in connection with the still-missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.

As plaintiff’s attorneys continue their attempts – mainly in China – to solicit clients among the grieving families of the passengers on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two American scholars on the Chinese judiciary believe there is no cultural bias against filing lawsuits in that nation.

With two-thirds of the 227 passengers on the flight being Chinese, the legal culture of that nation becomes important for any future litigation.

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