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Robert Clifford Pens Op Ed Piece on Malaysia Airlines Tragedy – “Words and Grief Aren’t Enough”

 

We don’t absolutely know who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, killing 298 persons including at least one American citizen, or why they did it. We do know we need to take immediate steps to prevent such an “outrage,” as President Obama called it Friday, from happening again. Shooting down a civilian jet is unacceptable in modern times. Irina Tipunova, 65, told reporters how the body of a woman crashed through her roof. Everything in her house started to shake, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 22, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation
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Legal Liability Regarding Downing of Malaysia Airliner Turning to Finding Responsible Parties

 

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has joined the discussion regarding who would be possible defendants in any wrongful death lawsuits that may be filed as a result of the deaths of nearly 300 people in the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.   Kirk called for lawsuits to be filed against Russian assets that are based in the United States.  “‘I want to hear [during President Barack Obama’s speech Friday, July 18, 2014] that the Department of Justice will bring one … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
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Short Answers to Common Legal Question

 

Question of the day: Should I hire a lawyer for a traffic ticket? Answer:  If the traffic violation could have a detrimental effect on your driving privileges, it is advisable to consider hiring a lawyer. To find a lawyer in your area, contact the Illinois State Bar Association’s lawyer referral service to speak with an attorney to learn more about your options. Call 800-922-8757 and receive a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer in your area for no more than $25. … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
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Bob Clifford Is Interviewed by Washington Post on Malaysia Airlines Which is Distributed by Associated Press

 

As a horrified world looks on the tragedy that continues in Ukraine over the handling of the remains of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, questions of liability surface. Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was interviewed today (Saturday, July 19, 2014) by Washington Post reporter Roberto Ferdman on a story about the questions of liability in countries under conflict.  (“Liability in Flight 17 Crash Could Reach $1 Billion.”)  The story was picked up by Associated … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Bob Clifford Appears on EBRU Speaking About Downing of Malaysian Aircraft

 

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, appeared today (Saturday, July 19, 2014), as a guest on the “Fresh Outlook” show on EBRU On Demand TV. Clifford spoke of the potential legal liabilities of the airlines as well as the countries involved and noted that locating the remnants of the missile or missiles is more important than the black box of the commercial jet. To view the entire interview, click here. “Fresh Outlook” is a weekly, half-hour talk show … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Clifford Law Offices Featured on Chicago’s CAN TV

 

Clifford Law Offices will be featured on the Chicago television network, CAN TV, in regards to interviews featuring lawyers from the Chicago law firm. One interview is with Clifford Law attorney, Susan Capra. She discusses medical malpractice including some of the common types, what someone should do if they believe themselves to be a victim, and what needs to happen in order for a lawsuit to be filed. The other interview that will be aired on CAN TV features Clifford … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
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President Obama Confirms At Least One American Aboard Malaysia Airline Flight 17

 

Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, President Barack Obama described the “global tragedy” involving a Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down as an “outrage of unspeakable proportion,” according to CNN. Obama confirmed that the missile that brought down the Boeing 777 jet was fired from a separatist-held location in the Ukraine, but stopped short of saying that it was fired by pro-Russian separatists, NBC News reported.  The President demanded an immediate ceasefire in the eastern regions of … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Boeing 777,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Further Insights Into Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH

 

As more details and horrific photos emerge from the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 yesterday (July 17, 2-014), President Obama is preparing to address the nation on this international tragedy. Flight MH-17 was flying in a known conflict zone 1,000 feet above the 32,000 ceiling of the Ukranian restricted airspace they had set up. With three airplanes shot down there in the past three days, and with SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems capable of 49,000+ feet shoot-downs known to be … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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A Look Back Into Clifford Law Offices History

 

  Robert Clifford is no stranger to the media. Here he is pictured in 1987 facing the press following the filing of a legal action on behalf of Nancy Clay, a 31-year-old woman who died of smoke inhalation in a Chicago high-rise when firefighters were unable to reach her, despite her many calls for help. As Bob Clifford put it, “It is one of those rare cases that [raise] the public’s consciousness about two primary issues: the operation of the … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 18, 2014 |
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STATEMENT OF AVIATION ATTORNEY ROBERT A. CLIFFORD ON MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH-17 SHOT DOWN BY MISSILE – UNACCEPTABLE IN MODERN TIMES

 

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, a Boeing 777 cruising at an altitude of approximately 33,000 feet and carrying 295 people including a report of 23 American passengers, was apparently shot down by at least one surface-to-air missile (SAM) in Ukranian airspace near the Russian border today (July 17, 2014). On Monday a cargo airplane was shot down in the same area and yesterday two Ukranian fighter jets were shot down in the same area by surface-to-air or air-to-air missiles (AAM). Reports … Read more…

Created by chaskins on July 17, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Boeing 777,Commercial Aviation,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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