Press Releases

Press Releases

03
May
American Airlines performing Flight AA 2936 from Chicago O’Hare, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa was climbing after takeoff when cargo smoke was reported and the CRJ-200 aircraft made an emergency landing at DuPage Airport.

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03
May
A leading US-based aviation attorney is concerned with “misleading” reports in Australian media that passengers suffering “physical and mental injuries” on a recent QANTAS flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong can obtain financial compensation from the airline...

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01
May
Leading aviation attorney Floyd Wisner of Chicago-based Wisner Law Firm says passengers on United Airlines Flight 1516 from Costa Rica to Houston have a right to seek compensation from the aircraft and engine manufacturers Boeing and CFM, after an engine reportedly overheated on Tuesday.

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19
Jan
Wisner Law Firm recently filed an amended complaint in the lawsuit against American Airlines, Boeing, and GE arising from the October 28, 2016 engine fire and emergency evacuation of American Airlines Flight 383 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The amended complaint nearly doubles the number of plaintiffs adding 16 passengers and 1 bystander to the action.

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21
Nov
The Chicago-area aviation law firm, Wisner Law Firm, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of 18 passengers of American Airlines flight 383 which on Oct. 28 had an uncontained engine failure and resulting fire at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The suit names the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, the engine manufacturer, GE, and American as defendants and seeks damages for the passengers’ physical and psychological injuries.

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07
Nov
One of the world’s leading aviation lawyers has debunked media reports that suggest the engine failure of American Airlines Flight 383, which caught fire at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday, was a “rare occurrence”.

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01
Nov
American Airlines Flight 383, bound from Chicago to Miami, erupted in an engine fire on the Boeing 767 aircraft shortly before takeoff on October 28. Fortunately, no lives were lost, but this occurrence raises questions as to a potentially recurring problem.

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25
May
Stewarts Law and Wisner Law Firm retained by families who lost loved ones in the FlyDubai crash of March 2016. The International Attorney Group of Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law in London have been assisting and advising affected families of FlyDubai Flight FZ981 which crashed in Rostov-on-Don on March 19 , 2016. We have now been formally retained by European and Russian families, and are in the process of broadening our investigations and commencing discussions with potentially responsible parties.

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25
May
The International Attorney Group of Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law in London have been assisting and advising affected families of FlyDubai Flight FZ981 which crashed in Rostov-on-Don on March 19 , 2016. We have now been formally retained by European and Russian families, and are in the process of broadening our investigations and commencing discussions with potentially responsible parties.

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27
Apr
On April 20, 2016, the judge presiding over Whitehurst, et al. v. Cessna, et al. pending in the District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the case to Botswana on forum non conveniens grounds.

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27
Apr
The International Attorney Group of Stewarts and Wisner Law has been retained by Russian and European families who lost their loved ones in the crash of FlyDubai Flight FZ981 in Rostov-on-Don on 19 March 2016. FlyDubai was operating from Dubai (UAE) to Rostov-on-Don (Russia) and crashed during a go-around manoeuvre.

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07
Feb
Wisner Law Firm recently successfully resolved the US lawsuit arising from the November 2013 crash of a Fairchild Metro III aircraft at Riberalta Airport in Bolivia.

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07
Feb
Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law LLP have been successful this week in resolving the US lawsuit brought by families and survivors of the February 2011 crash of a Manx2 airliner at Cork Airport in Ireland.

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17
Dec
Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law LLP have been joined by KA Legal S.L. and Zuhorn & Partner to assist families who lost a loved one onboard Germanwings Flight 4U-9525. Floyd A. Wisner, founder of Wisner Law Firm, has previously been involved in two cases where pilot suicide was suspected to be the primary cause of the accident, Egypt Air Flight 990 (1999) and Silk Air Flight 185 (1997). We are also assisting many international families who lost their loved ones on-board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, where intentional pilot misconduct remains a prominent theory of loss.

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17
Dec
On October 29, 2015, an engine on Dynamics Airways flight 405 bound from Florida’s Ft Lauderdale Airport to Caracas, Venezuela with 101 passengers and crew on board caught fire, causing serious physical injuries to some passengers and psychological injuries to all those on board.

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08
Dec
Wisner Law Firm of Geneva, Illinois, in association with Stewarts Law of London, has brought a law suit in Chicago against Boeing and General Electric on behalf of 65 passengers who suffered injury when a British Airways Boeing 777 suffered an uncontained catastrophic engine failure and fire on take-off at Las Vegas in September 2015. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, where Boeing has its headquarters.

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14
Sep
A Boeing 777-236 operating as British Airways Flight BA2276 caught fire at McCarron International Airport (Las Vegas) on September 8, 2015 shortly after the flight crew reported a left engine failure. After initiating take-off procedures, one of the pilots had declared MAYDAY and requested fire services on the runway. Take-off was aborted and a fire developed causing the pilots to order an emergency evacuation of the 159 passengers and 13 crew. Airport fire services attended and extinguished the fire in the left engine. FAA inspectors arrived on the scene within the hour to inspect the left engine.

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17
Jul
The first anniversary of the destruction of Flight MH17 and loss of all 298 passengers and crew fast approaches. The international safety and criminal investigations continue. The diplomatic community seem to be struggling with delivering some of the promises of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166. Article 11 of that resolution is clear enough, in that it “Demands that those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.”

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02
Jul
Wisner Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Airbus and other manufacturers on behalf of family members of the passengers of Flight 8501 which crashed into the Java Sea on December 28, 2014. Family members who have lost a loved one on the tragic flight are encouraged to contact:

Floyd Wisner at +1 630 262 9434 or faw@wisner-law.com, or alternatively
James Healy-Pratt of Stewarts Law in London at +44 (0)20 7822 8013 or jhealy-pratt@stewartslaw.com.

05
Jun
Wisner Law Firm Joined by International Counsel to Assist Families Affected by Germanwings Flight 4U-9525 Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law LLP (London) have been joined by KA Legal S.L. (Spain) and Zuhorn & Partner (Germany) in jointly assisting families affected by the loss of Germanwings Flight 4U-9525.
29
May
Wisner Law Firm is troubled by the loss of passengers on board Germanwings Flight 4U-9525. Floyd A. Wisner has previously been involved in two cases where pilot suicide was suspected to be the primary cause of the accident, Egypt Air Flight 990 (1999) and Silk Air Flight 185 (1997). Wisner Law Firm and Stewarts Law are also assisting many international families who lost their loved ones on-board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, where intentional pilot misconduct remains a prominent theory of loss. Families of Germanwings Flight 4U-9525 who wish to find out more regarding how we can assist and support should contact Floyd A. Wisner, James Healy-Pratt or Sarah Stewart in the UK, Marita Dargallo Nieto in Spain, or Dr. Thomas Balzer in Germany.

Contact details are as follows:
- James Healy-Pratt (Partner and Head of Aviation and Travel, UK): jhp@stewartslaw.com 0044 20 7822 8013
- Sarah Stewart (Partner, UK): sstewart@stewartslaw.com 0044 20 7822 8012
- Marita Dargallo Nieto (Spain): info@kalegal.es +34 934 874 516
- Dr. Thomas Balzer (Germany): balzer@zuhorn.de +49 (0)201 842 94 0
- Floyd Wisner (Head of Wisner Law Firm, USA): faw@wisner-law.com +1 630 262 9434
29
Dec
Wisner Law Firm is saddened to learn of the disappearance of another commercial airliner in the Asia Pacific region. The Firm is representing families of passengers of Malaysia Air Flight 370 (as well as Malaysia Air Flight 17) and the apparent loss of another aircraft in this area is indeed upsetting. The Firm expresses its condolences to the families of the passengers and crew of the Air Asia flight.

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