Seattle, WA – On January 11th 2023, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore (The Stritmatter Firm) filed a class-action lawsuit against The Boeing Company on behalf of the passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, operated with a Boeing 737-MAX 9. On January 5, 2024, the flight experienced a critical failure when the aircraft’s left-side door plug detached mid-flight, leading to rapid depressurization. The emergency necessitated a return to Portland International Airport.

Representing the passengers, attorney Daniel Laurence from The Stritmatter Firm stated, “The NTSB has yet to pinpoint an exact root cause of Flight 1282’s alarming decompression. But given Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun’s forthright admission that this terrifying event was caused by Boeing’s “mistake” (a soft take on its apparent negligence), our passenger clients elected to file suit as soon as possible in order to seek fair compensation for their injuries and those of all other passengers, spouses, and registered domestic partners, as soon as reasonably possible. Unfortunately, although everyone is glad that the blow-out occurred while the crew could still manage to land the aircraft safely, this nightmare experience has caused economic, physical and ongoing emotional consequences that have understandably deeply affected our clients, and is one more disturbing black mark on the troubled 737-MAX series aircraft.”

Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore (The Stritmatter Firm) is based in Seattle, WA, and is a nationally recognized firm known for representing victims of wrongful death, serious personal injuries, and civil rights lawsuits. The legal team for this case includes Daniel Laurence and Furhad Sultani.

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