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Families of MH370 Passengers File Suits

Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur nearly two years ago, filed compensation lawsuits Friday against the carrier and the government over claims of negligence and breach of trust. Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo, who is representing 10 of the families, said her clients were suing because “nothing reasonable was forthcoming” from earlier settlement negotiations with the airline. The families filed the suits ahead of a global aviation deadline that allows lawsuits by next-of-kin over air accidents up to two years after the incident. The two-year anniversary of the disappearance of the Boeing 777, which had 239 people on board, is March 8.