Victims' Relatives Sue Rivera's Company Over Crash - 8 News NOW

Victims' Relatives Sue Rivera's Company Over Crash

Posted: Updated:
  • Also on the WebMore>>

  • Vegas Radio DJ Remembers Singer Rivera

    Vegas Radio DJ Remembers Singer Rivera

    Monday, December 10 2012 7:18 PM EST2012-12-11 00:18:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- From the studios of radio station La Nueva 103.5, the songs of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera echo from a booth. Fans mourning the sudden death of the 43-year-old singer have calledMore>>
    From the studios of radio station La Nueva 103.5, the songs of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera echo from a booth.More>>

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Relatives of four people killed with Jenni Rivera in a plane crash last month are suing Rivera's company, alleging the singer was negligent when she hired a faulty Learjet.

The civil lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles seeks unspecified damages from Jenni Rivera Enterprises. It claimed Rivera picked the aircraft owned by Las Vegas-based Starwood Management and should have known the state of the plane and the pilots' status.

Rivera's publicist, makeup artist, stylist and lawyer, along with the two pilots, were among the seven people killed when the aircraft crashed Dec. 9 in northern Mexico.

Authorities haven't determined what caused the crash, but the lawsuit said Rivera's company and three other companies that own or once owned the Learjet 25 should have known the plane was not safe to fly.

It also said the companies knew that the pilots did not have the necessary training to safely fly the plane.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • SLS Las Vegas prepares for midnight opening

    SLS Las Vegas prepares for midnight opening

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:30:11 GMT
    After more than a year of construction, the SLS Las Vegas is ready for its grand opening. The casino resort at Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard opens at midnight.More>>
    After more than a year of construction, the SLS Las Vegas is ready for its grand opening. The casino resort at Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard opens at midnight.More>>
  • CEO: UMC cutbacks necessary to stay afloat

    CEO: UMC cutbacks necessary to stay afloat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:40:55 GMT

    University Medical Center is facing its biggest employee cut in recent history, with 285 layoffs. This move affects both employees and patients at the financially-struggling, county-run hospital.

    More>>

    University Medical Center is facing its biggest employee cut in recent history, with 285 layoffs. This move affects both employees and patients at the financially-struggling, county-run hospital.

    More>>
  • 1 hurt in rollover crash at Russell and Las Vegas

    1 hurt in rollover crash at Russell and Las Vegas

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:29:02 GMT
    Metro Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road. According to police, the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night.More>>
    Metro Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road. According to police, the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night.
    More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.