Boeing has settled the first claims stemming from the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia, a US plaintiffs’ lawyer said, and three other sources said that families of those killed will receive at least US$1.2 million apiece.

Floyd Wisner of Wisner Law Firm said he has settled 11 of his 17 claims against Boeing on behalf of families who lost their relatives when a brand-new MAX crashed into the Java Sea on October 29 soon after take-off, killing all 189 aboard.

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