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Partners Brian Alexander, Justin Green and Dan Rose to Speak at 2018 AViCON
Partners Brian Alexander, Justin Green and Dan Rose will be speaking at the 2018 AViCon Conference in Stevensville, Maryland, September 13-14. The annual conference provides an educational forum for a wide range of aviation insurance professionals including claims managers, airline board members, product manufacturers and government investigators. Mr. Alexander will speak at the session, "Strange Bedfellows: Plaintiff and Defendant Cooperation - To The Consternation of Co-Defendants." Mr. Green will speak at the session, "Investigating, Prosecuting and Defending Military-Civilian Aviation Accident Cases." Mr. Rose will speak at the session, "NTSB Interaction with Foreign Nations."


Duck Boat Tragedy in Table Rock Lake, Missouri
Stretch Duck 7, a tourist Duck Boat owned by Ripley Entertainment capsized and sunk in Table Rock Lake, Missouri on July 19, 2018, killing 17 of 31 people on board.  Here are some of our initial thoughts on potential liability and legal issues in the case.

Liability Issues:

Failure to monitor developing weather and heed severe thunderstorm warning. This is a very similar issue as one we had in the case of the 2015 sinking of the 2015 SS El Faro in which 33 lives were lost at sea. Kreindler was deeply involved in this case in which the captain and vessel owner failed to properly monitor and avoid Hurricane Joaquin.
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Attorney Paul S. Edelman, Kreindler Partner since 1953 Passes Away
It is with deep sadness that we announce Paul S. Edleman, one of the first lawyers to join the Kreindler & Kreindler firm, passed away Tuesday, June 26th. Paul was a trailblazer in the field of maritime law, a true gentleman and a highly-respected leader in the legal community. Paul will be sorely missed by the Kreindler & Kreindler family.
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Partner Anthony Tarricone Selected for AAJ Award
Managing Partner of the Kreindler & Kreindler Boston office, Anthony Tarricone, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award. The Award is given to an attorney who has provided distinguished service in advancing AAJ’s mission and growth, and who has made outstanding contributions to trial advocacy and the legal profession. The award presentation will take place at the 2018 AAJ Annual Convention in Denver, CO on July 10.


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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Update - 4/20 FAA issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) to owners and operators of Model CFM56-7B engines regarding ultrasonic inspection for cracks in fan blade assembly.


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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Amtrak Crash Investigation May Focus on Switch
NTSB officials are reportedly looking into why a railroad switch was set in the wrong position which directed a New York-to-Miami bound Amtrak train onto a side track where it crashed into an empty freight train killing the conductor and the engineer and injuring more than 50 passengers.
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9/11 Lawsuit vs. Saudi Arabia in Court
“We’re coming here for justice,” Kreindler attorney Steven R. Pounian told reporters on January 18, 2018. Later that morning U.S. District Court Judge George B. Daniels listened to oral argument in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's motion to dismiss our lawsuit holding them accountable for sponsoring the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
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