- Boeing and WN have been in a collusive relationship that has existed since the execution of the Handshake Agreement between former WN CEO Herb Kelleher and former Boeing CEO Phillip Condit in the late 1990's
- Boeing failed to properly address the issues with the AoA sensors on the 737 MAX
- Boeing concealed the existence of the 737 MAX MCAS system to pilots until after the JT 610 crash on October 29, 2018
- Boeing cut corners on testing and simulation to get the 737 MAX out to market quickly
- Boeing and WN previously stated that the 737 MAX was safe when there were significant safety issues with the 737 MAX
- WN continued to operate the 737 MAX planes knowing that there are safety flaws associated with the 737 MAX until the 737 MAX was finally grounded in the US
- Some of the passengers who have traveled on WN or AA during the period that these carriers operated the 737 MAX would not have purchased tickets for travel on WN or AA if the passengers were aware of the safety flaws on the 737 MAX
The news article regarding the lawsuit filed against Boeing and WN can be found at https://news.bloomberglaw.com/class-action/boeing-southwest-sued-for-alleged-collusion-over-737-max-8, and the complaint filed against Boeing and WN can be found at http://www.bloomberglaw.com/public/document/COMPLAINTagainstAllDefendantsFilingfee400receiptnumber05407344215?doc_id=XS1OUTTO9.