LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has entered a $70 million judgment for the families of four people who died in a 2012 plane crash that also killed Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera.
A Los Angeles judge entered the default judgment against the owners of the Learjet that crashed in December 2012 in northern Mexico. The judgment was entered because the plane’s owners, Starwood Management Inc., abandoned their defense in the case and no longer have an attorney representing them.
The judgment was entered on behalf of Rivera’s publicist, makeup artist, hairstylist and attorney. Their attorney, Paul R. Kiesel, says the next step will be getting Starwood to pay the judgment.
Rivera died as her career was peaking. She was perhaps the most successful female singer in grupero, a male-dominated Mexico regional style.
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