Federal Government Must Face Helicopter Operator’s Claims in Bryant Crash Lawsuit

The federal government must face claims it negligently trained two Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers who supported the helicopter pilot in the moments before a crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other passengers last year, a judge ruled Monday.

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Lawyer: 290 Relatives File for Compensation in MH17 Downing

A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine told a court hearing Thursday that 290 relatives and partners of the victims have filed compensation claims for “emotional distress” against the four suspects charged in the downing.

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