Professor Reilly Continues to Press for Boeing Accountability

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 23, 2024 12:33:46 PM
Boeing Co. office building

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Boeing breached its 2021 Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), which was used to resolve allegations of corporate misconduct surrounding the 2018 and 2019 Boeing 737 MAX airplane crashes that resulted in 346 deaths.

For the past two years, Professor Peter Reilly has worked with Professor Paul Cassell, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah College Of Law, and a small team of lawyers in representing 15 of the MAX victim families. Litigating the case in the U.S. District Court the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the team's ultimate goal was to see Boeing prosecuted for its misconduct.

The DOJ's recent determination that the DPA was breached serves as another step toward the pursuit of that goal. The process involved ongoing meetings with DOJ officials in Washington, DC — including a meeting held in late April, and an additional meeting scheduled at the end of May.

For more about the Boeing case, read Professor Reilly's recent article published in the Arizona State Law Journal titled "Outlawing Corporate Prosecution Deals When People Have Died."

Topics: dispute resolution, Peter Reilly

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