Almost two years after the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera and six others, a settlement may be imminent in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of five of the passengers against Starwood Management Inc.(owner of the Learjet) and Jenni Rivera Enterprises Inc. Attorneys for the families are seeking punitive damages for negligence.
At an upcoming hearing on December 10th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly E. Kendig will receive a progress report on the settlement talks or, if talks fail, will schedule a trial.
On December 9, 2012, a private Learjet25 plunged 28,000 feet into the mountainous terrain of northern Mexico. Victims of the fatal crash were Mexican-American superstar, Jenni Rivera and her entourage. According to a report filed by Mexico’s General Civil Aviation Administration (DGAC), the crash was caused by a combination of factors, including advanced age of the plane and pilot, the inexperience of a young co-pilot, and the aircraft’s disrepair.
Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has a long history of litigating wrongful death, personal injury and malpractice lawsuits, and knows that sometimes these cases can take years to settle. Now, two years after the incident in question in the Rivera lawsuit, it looks like a settlement is on the horizon.
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