Judge Rules Against Families Of Comair Crash Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled family members
of the 49 people killed in a Comair plane crash can't collect
monetary damages for the loss of companionship.
U.S. District Judge Karl Forester this week dismissed several
claims filed by some of the estates of the victims of the August
2006 crash. He cited a controversial Kentucky law that stipulates
family members aren't entitled to compensation for the loss of a
spouse, adult child or parent of an adult child. They can still sue
for loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
Kathy Ryan, whose husband was killed in the crash, says she'll
continue asking the General Assembly to change the law.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Douglas Location: Georgetown on Jan 4, 2008 at 09:40 PM
    This whole situation is just a terrible tragedy. I know the families involved have shattered lives now and I pray they can all turn to GOD for help and not the judicial system. GOD won't lead them on and won't yank their chains. He'll give them peace and rest.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Jan 4, 2008 at 06:51 PM
    Sad, a company can screw up, killed dozens of people, and KY law allows them to walk away with no penalties. Again, sounds like a good reason to vote out EVERY SINGLE person in our legislature who opposes changing the law
  • by MOMY 2 B Location: KY on Jan 4, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    WHAT? A WOMAN CAN SUE MCDONALDS FOR MILLIONS BECAUSE SHE SPILLED HOT COFFEE ON HER, BUT THESE FAMILY MEMBERS CAN'T GET A LITTLE COMPENSATION? I MEAN, I KNOW IT SHOULDN'T BE ABOUT MONEY, BUT THINK OF ALL THE PPL THAT DIED THAT PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE LIFE INSURANCE. THE FAMILY HAS TO PAY THEIR DEBTS SOMEHOW....GEEEEZZEE
  • by Mike Location: Mt. Sterling on Jan 4, 2008 at 03:51 PM
    This is adsurb that the families cannot collect monetary damages for the loss of companionship. What is worst than losing a loved one in any disaster. That KY law should be changed.

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