Lois Olufunke, mother of late Pius Adesanmi, and Iyabo Toluhi, his daughter, have sued Boeing over the Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed the professor in March.
The Boeing 737 Max 8, belonging to the Ethiopian carrier, had crashed few minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, killing all 157 people onboard including another Nigerian, Biodun Bashua,a former UN and African Union deputy joint special representative in Darfur, Sudan.
The suit, dated June 4, was filed on behalf of the bereaved at the US district court in Chicago, where Boeing is based.
Premium Times reports that it was filed by Nomaan Husain of Husain Law + Associates, Floyd Wisner of The Wisner Law Firm and Omar Khawaja of The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja.
Boeing is being sued for not properly informing pilots on the dangers and risks around its new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software, which led to the crash of the plane.
As stated in the suit, the aircraft manufacturer knew MCAS software was defective but it ignored the flaws, thereby compromising the safety of passengers because of profit.