A new lawsuit filed by the estate of 2 passengers who perished on Malaysian Airlines 370 claim the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the plane is irrelevant … the airline has a duty to pay them.
The lawsuit claims under the Montreal Convention — an international treaty — when a plane flying between countries crashes … people suing the airline don’t have to prove any negligence … the mere fact that the plane crashed is enough.
Here’s the rub … if the plane crashes, the families of the passengers are entitled to a maximum of $160,000 per passenger and that’s it UNLESS there is proof of some negligence.
And there’s more … the lawsuit claims there’s a presumption the crash WAS the result of negligence and the airline had the burden of proving otherwise.
Short story … the people suing are going after Malaysian for millions.