Vanessa Bryant & Families Agree to Settle Lawsuit Over Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant & Gianna
By Zach Seemayer
The wrongful death lawsuit regarding the fatal helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others is nearing settlement.
Vanessa Bryant -- along with the families of the other passengers on board the flight -- reached a confidential settlement agreement with Island Express, the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed, ET confirms.
The retired Los Angeles Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter were on board the helicopter along with Gianna's 14-year-old teammate Alyssa Altobelli, her parents John and Keri, 13-year-old teammate Payton Chester, her mother Sarah, as well as the assistant coach of the team, Christina Mauser.
"As a result of Kobe Bryant’s and GB’s deaths, Vanessa Bryant seeks economic damages, non-economic damages, prejudgment interest, punitive damages, and other relief as the Court deems just and proper," the summary stated.
The documents stated that "although the total specific amount of personal injury damages the plaintiff seeks is [to be determined], Kobe Bryant's future lost earnings equal hundreds of millions of dollars."