Chicago law firm files petition for discovery in SF plane crash

July 17, 2013 3:42:34 PM PDT
Chicago-based aviation company Boeing could end up facing a lawsuit on behalf of the 83 people injured in the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco earlier this month.

Lawyers with the Chicago law firm Ribbeck Law Chartered International filed a petition for discovery, which is meant to preserve evidence, Wednesday with Cook County Circuit Court.

The filing alleges a malfunction of the 777's auto throttle may have caused the crash.

A Boeing spokesperson says the company has no comment.