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September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Partner Noah Kushlefsky leads the largest team of legal professionals dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of any law firm in the world. Kreindler has been handling claims since the original VCF opened in December 2001. To-date, we've recovered more than 2.5 billion dollars on behalf of our clients for 9/11 related claims.

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Lion Air Crash Initial Data Implicates Pitot-Static System
On October 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia into the Java Sea. 189 people were onboard the Indonesian airline's aircraft and all are presumed dead. The plane was a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, and was delivered to Lion Air less than 3 months prior to the crash. Pilots began experiencing trouble almost immediately after takeoff and early reports from Indonesian safety investigators indicate that each of the four previous flights of the crashed plane had problems with the airplane’s airspeed. This may implicate the pitot-static system. Errors in the pitot-static system can be extremely dangerous and can cause the pilot to receive unreliable altitude and airspeed information (among other information) and lead to disaster.

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Missouri Duck Boat Captain Indicted with Criminal Charges
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri announced criminal charges against the captain of the Stretch Duck 7 duck boat - the craft that tragically sank in Table Rock Lake, Missouri in July, killing 17 passengers.

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9/11 Saudi Arabia Terror Case - FBI to Produce Documents

The Dept. of Justice has agreed to have the FBI begin producing formerly classified documents, including some that plaintiffs have requested. There will be three "tranches" of document production, with the final group of documents expected in January 2019.

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Southwest Airlines Catastrophic Engine Failure in Mid-Flight
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, a scheduled flight from New York to Dallas suffered a catastrophic engine failure on Tuesday morning.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the airplane’s left engine suffered a turbofan blade failure, which severely damaged the engine, the leading edge of the wing and then penetrated the fuselage, including a cabin window. Tragically, a passenger seated near the window lost her life.

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Liberty Helicopters Crash in NYC's East River
Kreindler is closely monitoring the ongoing investigation into the tragic helicopter crash in New York City's East River on March 11th.
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