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Boeing changes lawyers in Alaska Airlines lawsuit.

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The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co has changed its lawyers working on the lawsuit filed by relatives of those who died in the crash of Alaska Airlines flight 261.

The aircraft - an MD-83 travelling from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle - crashed off Port Hueneme, California, on 31 January 2000. All 88 passengers and crew members on board were killed.

Boeing was originally represented by Perkins Coie of Seattle, which drafted the aerospace company's incorporation papers in 1916 and has handled most of its legal affairs since then. However, Perkins Coie has been replaced by Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal of Chicago.

Sonnenschein lawyers have notified lawyers for the remaining plaintiffs that they will request a 90-day delay in the trial to give them more time to prepare, reported The Associated Press.

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