Aviation journalist Christine Negroni reports in Forbes that Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the lawyer who instituted “frivolous” legal proceedings after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, has herself disappeared. Not only was the Illinois Ethics Committee after Kelly, but she was being sued by victims of an airline disaster in China for promising to file suit on behalf of victims but failing to do so before the statute of limitations expired, leaving the victim’s without any legal recourse. It appears that Kelly has shuttered her law office and gone back to her native Peru.
According to Negroni, maybe this is the last we see of Ribbeck:
There are few successful days in court associated with Monica Ribbeck [Kelly]’s high-profile representation of air disaster victims. So while her departure from the US may deprive dissatisfied clients . . . of any legal recourse, it could be the last we see of her shenanigans with the American legal system.