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Widows Of Comair Crash Victims Seek Change In Law On Recovering Damages

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Sarah Fortney and Kathy Ryan share in the tragic loss of their husbands during the August crash of Comair Flight 5191.

Today, they shared their grief with a legislative panel, hoping for a change in the state law dealing with what spouses can recover after the death of their loved one.

Currently, spouses who bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky are limited to collect damages based on their mates' approximate loss of income. A measure before the House would allow surviving spouses to bring additional causes of action to recover damages on the loss of their companionship through marriage.

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The legislation is House Bill 403.

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