On May 31, Air France flight 447, out of Rio de Janeiro bound for Paris, seemed to vanish into thin air. A frantic search for passengers and the black boxes turned up some of the bodies and scattered parts, but no black boxes.
This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we examine the lega proceedings likely to result from this crash, including what law governs, in what jurisdiction cases may be brought, and what damages survivors are likely to recover.
Helping us understand these issues are two lawyers who are specialists in aviation-related litigation:
- Justin T. Green, partner with the firm Kreindler & Kreindler in New York City, a former Marine Corps helicoptor pilot who has litigated dozens of major aviation cases.
- John A. Greaves, partner with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC in Los Angeles, a former airline captain and airline transport pilot who has been involved in litigation of virtually every major U.S. airline disaster in the last 15 years.
You can listen to or download the show from the Legal Talk Network.