Global Week in Review: At Least 1 American on Board Malaysia Flight

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Malaysian Airlines Can't Deny Liability

It looks like Malaysia Airlines will be faced with liability charges even if the downed MH17 plane was not their fault. So far there is no evidence of a flight malfunction, but due to an international treaty signed in the 1999 Montreal Convention, airlines are liable for “victims of air disasters.” For the Thursday catastrophe, the charges amount to $174,303 per passenger. The liability does not extend to damaged cargo if damaged “in an act of war.” (Photo: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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