On May 31, Air France flight 447, out of Rio de Janeiro bound for Paris, seemed to vanish into thin air. A frantic search for passengers and the black boxes turned up some of the bodies and scattered parts, but no black boxes.

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we examine the lega proceedings likely to result from this crash, including what law governs, in what jurisdiction cases may be brought, and what damages survivors are likely to recover.

Helping us understand these issues are two lawyers who are specialists in aviation-related litigation:

You can listen to or download the show from the Legal Talk Network.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.