Germanwings Crash Families Could Seek Damages in the U.S.

A lawyer representing the families of the victims of the Germanwings crash said on Sunday, that they are considering filing a claim for damages in the United States if they cannot reach agreement with parent airline Lufthansa in Germany. Compensation talks with Lufthansa are expected to start soon and the lawyer, Elmar Giemulla, told Reuters he hoped the company would agree to pay damages commensurate with the emotional harm caused by the crash. "If the airline is not prepared to do so, however, we will look seriously at making a claim in the United States," said Giemulla, adding that he was representing 21 families including those of the German school children who died.