“The late co-pilot James Bland’s family will receive just over $500,000 from companies including Global Exec. Aviation and Inter Travel & Services. According to docs obtained by TMZ, Bland’s widow will get $406,250 and the daughter will receive $25,000 per year for three years.
The late Goldstein’s mother has reportedly continued a lawsuit previously filed by her son against Learjet which accuses the company of contributing to his death last summer.
Andrea Gross has amended his $20 million lawsuit against the plane manufacturer, the pilots’ estates and others by adding a wrongful death claim, Los Angeles court papers show. “The crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein’s death at a later date,” the papers state. Friends and associates of the musician have widely blamed his trauma from the September 2008 plane crash as leading to his fatal relapse in August.
A $12 million lawsuit was filed in February 2009 by the owner and operator of the crashed plane against the airport, tire company and persons responsible for designing the jet.
In court papers filed in South Carolina, Inter Travel & Services (the owner) and Global Exec Aviation (the operator) have placed blame on the “defective” jet and the “defective” runway at Columbia Metro Airport claiming those were the two main reasons the jet plowed nose-first into a raised embankment.” – KeepitTrill.com