Chicago-based Ribbeck Law Chartered, which specializes in aviation law, has begun the legal proceedings.
In a press release sent out today, Monica Kelly, Head of Global Aviation at Ribbeck, stated that Yebale’s family wants “all of the responsible parties to be brought to justice,” including “the owner, the leasing company; the maintenance company, and Learjet, a division of Bombardier Aerospace, the company that designed and manufactured the aircraft.”
According to the statement, all of these companies are U.S.-based.
“The companies have to be punished for their dangerous wrongful behavior that has caused the loss of seven lives. These companies do not have feelings. They only understand dollars and cents. That is why we have to get a multi-million dollar award, to hurt them in their pockets, where it really hurts them, so they change the way they conduct business,” added Kelly.
Ribbeck’s aviation experts will meet with officials from the Mexican Civil Aviation Department to conduct an investigation at the crash site.
The law firm will litigate in Nevada, “where the plane is registered, Ohio, where the aircraft manufacturer is registered and any other jurisdiction where the responsible entities reside.”
Ribbeck also wants a court order placed requiring defendants to provide documents pertaining to the ownership, leasing, design, manufacturing and maintenance records of the accident LearJet 25.
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