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Patch.com - September 28, 2021

Widow Of Helicopter Crash Sues Flight Companies

BY MARCUS K. GARNE ATLANTA — The widow of a Buckhead technology executive killed in a helicopter crash earlier this month is suing the company that owned and operated the aircraft. Stephy Ogilvie is claiming negligence in her wrongful death lawsuit against Atlanta Helicopters, LLC., North Atlanta Executive Air, and the estate of the pilot […]

Missouri Lawyers Media - September 27, 2021

Up & Coming Awards 2021 – Andrew C. Robb

Andrew C. Robb Associate, Robb & Robb, Kansas City Practice Areas: Aviation/personal injury Law School: University of Michigan Law is a family affair for Andrew Robb. Robb says he loves bouncing around ideas with his wife during their evening walks and discussing case strategy with her and his parents over dinner. He says, “Being able to work […]

Missouri Lawyers Media - September 27, 2021

Up & Coming Awards 2021 – Brittany Sanders Robb

Brittany Sanders Robb Associate, Robb & Robb, Kansas City Practice Areas: Aviation/personal injury Law School: Washington University For Brittany Robb, the best moments of her career as a lawyer involve sharing good news with clients. “It is a privilege to represent people during the hardest times of their lives,” she says. “I am often talking to them […]

The American Bar Association - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section - April 19, 2021

The Resounding Retreat From Preemption in Aviation – The Plaintiff’s Perspective

By Anita Porte Robb* April 2021 Introduction Consistent with “principles of ‘interstate federalism’” and recognition that “[s]tates have significant interests at stake – providing [their] residents with a convenient forum for redressing injuries inflicted…,” as expressed last month in the landmark Supreme Court case of Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 592 […]

Newsweek - January 15, 2021

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash That Killed British Tourists Caused by ‘Violent Gust of Wind’

BY ZOE DREWETT  A helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon that killed a group of British tourists, including a couple on their honeymoon, was probably caused by the pilot losing control due to tailwind conditions, a report has concluded. The pilot told investigators he was not able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of […]

US News & World Report - December 9, 2020

Family of Pilot Killed Fighting CA Wildfire Files Lawsuit

BY JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over a California wildfire filed suit Wednesday against the companies that designed and maintained the aircraft. Michael Fournier of Rancho Cucamonga, California, died Aug. 19 as he was battling a […]

Los Angeles Times - August 21, 2020

Wrongful death lawsuits prompted by Kobe Bryant copter crash to remain in L.A. County

BY NATHAN FENNO The lawsuit by Vanessa Bryant over the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others will remain in Los Angeles County after a judge rejected arguments by a defendant that a fair trial isn’t possible in the county because of the former Lakers star’s popularity. Attorneys representing the estate of Ara […]

Sports Illustrated - March 2, 2020

Vanessa Bryant’s Attorney Demands Answers for Unauthorized Sharing of Crash Scene Photos

By Michael McCann Sports Illustrated 3/02/2020 Vanessa Bryant’s attorney, Gary Robb, issued a statement over the weekend that indicates the legal aftermath of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant and seven others in Calabasas last month could extend into unexpected topics. Robb, a prominent helicopter crash attorney, demands accountability […]

Los Angeles Times - February 24, 2020

Vanessa Bryant sues helicopter operator over crash that killed Kobe Bryant, eight others

By Nathan Fenno Los Angeles Times 2/24/2020 As mourners gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a memorial service to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, attorneys for Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter that crashed last month, killing her husband, daughter and seven others. […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - January 27, 2020

Influential Lawyer: Gary C. Robb, Robb & Robb

After two decades of work fighting for helicopter crash victims, Gary C. Robb has witnessed significant legislative strides made to help prevent devastating burn injuries after hard landings. Robb, partner at Kansas City-based Robb & Robb, couldn’t be prouder of the role he and his wife, Anita, have played in helping to bring about those […]

The New York Times - December 17, 2019

NTSB: Icy Conditions During Deadly South Dakota Plane Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on board, spent three hours clearing snow and ice from the aircraft before departure, the National Transportation […]

The Washington Post - December 10, 2019

Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

By Michael R. Sisak The Washington Post December 10, 2019 NEW YORK — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the government’s least stringent […]

KC Counselor - April 1, 2019

Dean of the Trial Bar

By Gary C. Robb KC Counselor April 2019 Having Anita as my law partner for the past 35 years has been one of the greatest joys of my life.  Anita makes  our law practice exciting.  She is masterful.  She is brilliant.  She is polished.  She is fierce.  She is relentless.  She cannot be intimidated.  She […]

USA Today - February 18, 2019

Weather grounded med helicopters, but ‘higher risk-taker’ accepted fatal flight in Ohio

Survival Flight Inc. accepted the flight and departed from Grove City for Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy at 6:28 a.m., according to a preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Wall Street Journal - August 7, 2018

How One Burned Helicopter Nurse Has Gone on Living

By Jim Carlton The Wall Street Journal 8/07/2018 Dave Repsher, who suffered third-degree burns over 90% of his body in a 2015 helicopter accident in Colorado, exemplifies the human toll when fuel tanks lacking the most-advanced safety features rupture in a crash. Crash investigators determined the emergency medical chopper’s crush-prone fuel system—legal under Federal Aviation […]

The Wall Street Journal - August 7, 2018

Fiery Helicopter Crashes Persist With Industry Slow to Upgrade Fuel Tanks

By Andy Pasztor The Wall Street Journal 8/07/2018 After a rash of helicopter accidents several years ago ending in fatal fires, industry executives and regulators reached a high-profile compromise: Businesses could avoid rules mandating safety upgrades and retrofits but would be expected to make the changes on their own. “You got our attention and we’re […]

New York Post - March 13, 2018

Helicopter crash victim’s family sues aviation companies, pilot

By Chris Perez New York Post 3/13/2018 The first lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the helicopter and charter companies involved in Sunday’s deadly crash in the East River — with the family of one of the victims accusing them of negligence and “carelessness.” Pilot Richard Vance, who was at the controls when the chopper went […]

The Washington Post - March 3, 2018

Tourist’s parents file lawsuit in Grand Canyon copter crash

By Felicia Fonseca The Washington Post 3/03/2018 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The parents of a British tourist who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed have filed the first wrongful death lawsuit related to last month’s crash. The complaint filed Friday in Clark County District Court in Nevada accused helicopter owner Papillon […]

Anita Porte Robb - March 1, 2018

The WHY of it

By Anita Porte Robb The Missouri Trial Attorney Spring 2018 Being a plaintiff’s trial lawyer was not my original plan. In high school, I gave serious thought to becoming either a doctor or a lawyer. I finally decided to become a lawyer, thinking that if I worked in the field of medical law, I could […]

The Daily Record - February 5, 2018

KC attorneys win $100M settlement over Colorado copter crash

By Scott Lauck The Daily Record 2/5/2018 The Kansas City law firm of Robb & Robb reached a $100 million settlement for a flight nurse who was severely burned in a medical helicopter crash in Colorado. Anita Porte Robb said the settlement, announced Thursday, appears to be the largest pre-trial settlement for a single injured […]


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