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Vanessa Bryant and Families Settle Suit Over Crash That Killed Kobe, Gianna & Seven Others

Vanessa Bryant and Families Settle Suit Over Crash That Killed Kobe, Gianna & Seven Others

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Vanessa Bryant and the other plaintiffs have reached a settlement agreement with the company that operated the helicopter that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant, and seven others in the 2020 crash.

According to reports, a “joint notice of settlement and joint request to vacate discovery deadlines” was filed and contained documents stating that both parties involved “have agreed to settle their claims in the above-entitled action.”

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The agreement still needs court approval, but a lawsuit was filed against Island Express Helicopters that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, and Keri Altobelli; Payton Chester and Sarah Chester; Christina Mauser, and helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan in 2020.

Source: ABC7

The pilot’s estate was also named as a defendant in the wrongful death suit.