Professor Paul Cassell to meet with US Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss Boeing 737 lawsuit

Jan 24, 2022 | Criminal Law Program

Professor Paul Cassell, who is representing the families of victims of two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, will soon meet with the victims’ families and US Attorney General Merrick Garland.

In December, Professor Paul Cassell and co-counsel Warren Burns filed a motion arguing that the United States government violated the families’ rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CRVA) through a secret process that led to Boeing receiving a favorable deferred prosecution agreement (DPA).

Cassell said that it is unprecedented in CVRA cases for an Attorney General to meet with victims’ families and he praised Garland for a “humane and moral decision.”

The families now seek remedies that include rescinding the provision that allowed Boeing to receive immunity from criminal prosecution.

“The victims need to be given an opportunity to shape the deal that the government is cutting,” Cassell said. “Boeing got months and months to shape the deferred prosecution agreement. We want the same access.”

Read more about this case in the Corporate Crime Reporter.