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LA County to pay $2.5M to 2 households, settling Kobe Bryant crash picture fits

Los Angeles County on Tuesday accepted a payout of $2.5 million to settle two lawsuits filed by households who misplaced kinfolk within the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others.

The lawsuits, from the Altobelli and Mauser households, allege they suffered emotional misery over graphic pictures of the January 2020 wreck reportedly shared by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and a firefighter.

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, has filed an identical lawsuit and the case is scheduled to go to trial in February.

The $2.5 million settlement nonetheless must be accepted by a decide.

Beneath the deal, Matthew Mauser, whose spouse was killed within the crash within the Calabasas hills, would obtain $1.25 million.

Siblings J.J. Altobelli and Alexis Altobelli, who misplaced their dad and mom and 14-year-old sister, would get the opposite half.

Skip Miller, an lawyer representing the county, known as the settlements “affordable and honest to all involved.”

We’re happy that the Mauser and Altobelli households, who as personal residents suffered the identical grief and loss as others, will be capable to transfer ahead after these settlements.

“We additionally hope that finally the opposite households will be capable to do the identical.”

The photographs in query, which haven’t been made public, had been shared by a firefighter with a bunch of off-duty colleagues and by a deputy trainee with bar patrons, based on the lawsuits.

Vanessa Bryant stated in a deposition that “for the remainder of my life I’m going to must concern that these pictures of my husband and little one might be leaked.”

 

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