Archive for January 2013

Boeing 787 Battery Was a Concern Before Failure

From The New York Times By CHRISTOPHER DREW, HIROKO TABUCHI and JAD MOUAWAD Even before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 jets this month, the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability. Officials at All Nippon Airways, the jets’ biggest operator, said in an interview on Tuesday that it replaced 10 of the batteries in the months…

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The World’s 10 Most Dangerous Airlines

By Alex Davies | Business Insider   Flying was less deadly in 2012 than in any year since 1945, but that does not mean all airlines are equally safe. The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking. The ratings take into account the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past…

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Marylanders Sue Over Georgia Crash: Lawsuits Claim Propeller Was Defective – And Airline Knew

Azrael Franz attorneys represented two Maryland residents who were killed, and a third who was seriously injured, when Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7529, part of the Delta Connection System, crashed in Georgia on August 21, 1996. The Azrael Franz investigation determined that the crash was caused by a defective propeller on the Embraer 120 model aircraft. Azrael Franz filed suit on behalf of its clients in the U.S. District Court…

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CBS News Coverage

CBS Evening News – with Katie Couric The Azrael Franz 9/11 clients were firm in their intention not to settle their claims until all of the facts were known and responsibility for security failures by the airlines and their security contractors that led to the airplane crashes had been determined. Following seven years of litigation discovery those answers were obtained. In this CBS Evening News report Julie Shontere, mother of…

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“Ask Mr. Azrael”

Transferring Real Estate to a Family Member Insurer Must Defend Seller Against Claims of Misrepresentation Transferring real estate to a family member Transferring real estate to a family member has many important implications, including tax effects. For instance, a mother wants to put her house in the name of her two daughters, so they will own it after their mother’s death. In Maryland, there are many options available. Three of…

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Beware Legal Pitfalls Abound When Representing Buyers

By: Jonathan A. Azrael As we cross the threshold of the year 2000, more and more Maryland real estate brokers and agents are representing buyers who purchase residential real estate. Buyers agency, once the province of a few “maverick” real estate brokers, is now very much in vogue. Maryland Real Estate Law defines a “Buyer’s Agent” as a licensed real estate broker or agent “who represents a prospective buyer or…

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Johns Hopkins Burn Center Names Burn Research Center Thanks to Major Gift

The Johns Hopkins Hospital announced the establishment of the Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center in honor of one of the victims of the crash of Delta connection/Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7529. Azrael Franz represented Mr. Hendrix’s family in the airplane crash case, and has worked closely with his wife Linda Agar-Hendrix in establishing the burn center. “A primary focus of the center will be finding ways to treat Adult…

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