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Journalists read words from board covered by written wishes from relatives during a briefing meeting given by Malaysian officials at a hotel in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Some of the wishes read, "Dear husband, you must stay strong, I am waiting for you. My dear, please be back soon." The search of the missing plan resumed Wednesday after fierce winds and high waves forced crews to take a break Tuesday. A total of 12 planes and five ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand were participating in the search, hoping to find even a single piece of the jet that could offer tangible evidence of a crash and provide clues to find the rest of the wreckage. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
Law firm files papers in advance of suit over Malaysia plane
First Published Mar 26 2014 12:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 26 2014 01:23 pm

Chicago • Court documents that often precede a lawsuit have been filed by a U.S. law firm on behalf of a relative of a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The filing in Chicago asks a judge to order Malaysia Airlines and Chicago-based Boeing Co. to turn over documents related to the possibility "negligence" caused the Boeing 777 to crash, including any documentation about the chances of "fatal depressurization" in the cockpit.

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Chicago-based law firm Ribbeck Law Chartered filed documents meant to preserve evidence Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court.

They were filed on behalf of Januari Siregar, a relative of Indonesian-born passenger Firman Chandra Siregar. The filings were not clear about their exact relationship.

Boeing spokesman John Dern declined comment. Phone and email messages were left for airline officials Wednesday.




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