Families of victims believed to have been killed when a Boeing 777 plunged into the Indian Ocean cannot pursue their claims against Malaysia Airlines or the beleaguered planemaker in U.S. federal court.

Instead, families of deceased passengers who filed 40 lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation must pursue their claims in Malaysian courts, according to Friday’s opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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