Boeing Co. (BA) - Get Report was sued in a federal court in Illinois by the family of a man who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash of a 737 Max earlier this month, according to a published report.

The aircraft maker yesterday detailed proposed software fixes to the airplane model's computer programming and sensor systems in the wake of the crash, the second in six months involving one of the single-aisle planes.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of a man from Rwanda, Reuters reported.

Boeing shares rose 23 cents to $374.44 in regular trading Thursday.

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The company has been previously sued by victims of a Lion Air flight which crashed in October shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. That plane was also a 737 Max.

Boeing is expected to report earnings of $4.14 a share on sales of $25.2 billion before the market opens Apr. 24, based on a FactSet survey of 19 analysts. In the same period a year ago the airplane manufacturer posted earnings of $3.64 a share on sales of $23.4 billion. The stock has fallen 3.5% since the company last reported earnings on Jan. 30.

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