The settlement allowed Boeing to avoid prosecution, and included a fine of $243.6m, compensation to airlines of $1.77bn and a $500m fund for crash victims over fraud conspiracy charges related to the plane's flawed design.
Did families of 737 Max crashes sue Boeing?
But the families sued, arguing that the agreement was a “sweetheart deal” made behind closed doors, and that under the Crime Victims Rights Act, they should have been allowed a seat at that table.
Did families of 737 Max crashes get compensation?
“We acknowledged the terrible impact of these tragic accidents and made an upfront commitment to fully and fairly compensate every family who suffered a loss,” Boeing said in a statement, noting that it has settled “a significant majority of claims and we will continue to work to constructively resolve the remaining …