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Boeing Settles Shareholder ‘737 Max Oversight’ Lawsuit For Approx. $225M

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Boeing Co’s (BA) board of directors settle a shareholder lawsuit that claimed the aerospace giant’s board failed to oversee safety matters related to two 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months. The settlement amount was agreed at about $225 million. As per the journal, the monetary portion of the settlement would be paid by directors’ insurers to the corporation.

The planemaker has agreed to hire an ombudsman to deal with internal issues and appoint a board member experienced in aviation safety, as a proposed settlement. In September, a Delaware judge denied Boeing’s move to dismiss the suit, ruling that Boeing’s board of directors must face a lawsuit. Boeing declined to comment.

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(Read Original Story: UPDATE 1-Boeing shareholders reach settlement in 737 MAX board oversight suit - WSJ in Reuters)


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