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Fox 4 News - April 9, 2013

Families Outraged Over NTSB Findings in Deadly Chopper Crash

By Michelle Pekarsky Fox 4 News 4/09/2013 MOSBY, Mo. — Texting has been cited as a potential factor in a deadly crash of a medical helicopter outside Mosby, Mo., two years ago. That National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot of that helicopter had actually been texting dozens of times before and during the flight that crashed […]

LAS VEGAS SUN - June 15, 2012

Report: Bolt Missing in Crashed Vegas Tour Copter

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS SUN 6/15/2012 Investigators who combed the wreckage of a fatal Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash in December say critical steering hardware was disconnected, and the bolt and other tiny parts that should have secured it weren’t found on the scene. The finding was among documents released Friday by National Transportation […]

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - December 14, 2011

Expert Sifts Through Clues in Helicopter Crash

By Keith Rogers LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL 12/14/2011 Gary Robb knows how to piece together clues on why helicopters crash. He has been doing it for 30 years and has written a book about helicopter crash litigation, a specialty that earned him the title of “most successful helicopter crash trial lawyer in the country” by Forbes Magazine […]

The Kansas City Star - December 13, 2011

Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Vegas Helicopter Crash by Kansas City Attorney

Associated Press The Kansas City Star 12/13/2011 LAS VEGAS | The first wrongful death lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Nevada on behalf of the families of a honeymooning couple from India killed in a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash that also took the lives of the pilot and a Kansas couple celebrating their 25th wedding […]

Las Vegas Sun - December 8, 2011

FAA: Helicopter Tour Company Had Troubled Past

Associated Press writers Michelle Rindels and Oskar Garcia contributed to this report. Las Vegas Sun 12/08/2011 Rescue crews began the slow, difficult process of recovering bodies and debris Thursday from a remote canyon outside Las Vegas after the crash of a tour helicopter belonging to a company with repeated aviation violations. Sundance Helicopters of Las […]

The Kansas City Star - September 2, 2011

Husband of Woman Killed in Medical Copter Crash Files Suit

By Brad Cooper The Kansas City Star 9/02/2011 The husband of a patient killed in last week’s medical helicopter crash is going to court, claiming the operator took unnecessary risks by running with low fuel. Terry Tacoronte’s husband, Victor, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Clay County Circuit Court against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., […]

The Daily Record - May 2, 2011

Jury returns $48M total verdict in plane crash suit

By Kelly Wiese The Daily Record 5/2/2011 A jury in Franklin County has returned a $28 million punitive award in a fatal plane crash suit, bringing the total verdict to $48 million. That makes it the largest Missouri verdict in 2011, according to a review of Missouri Lawyers Media’s V&S Search database. The jury first […]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - April 29, 2011

$48 Million Jury Verdict for Wrongful Death From Crash of DeHavilland Plane

Phillip O’Connor St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4/29/2011 UNION • A Franklin County jury on Thursday night awarded $28 million in punitive damages against a Connecticut airplane parts manufacturer in connection with the 2006 crash of a skydiving plane at Sullivan Regional Airport that killed six. The jury earlier had awarded $4 million each to five families for […]

Forbes - November 3, 2010

10 Essential Checks Before You Step Into A Helicopter

Stephane Fitch Forbes Blog 11/3/2010 I’ve never taken a ride in a helicopter, but I’d like to. My wife, a veteran skydiver, has jumped out of copters and she says they’re a blast. If I ever do ride in a helicopter, no matter the circumstances, I’m going to keep in mind some advice passed along […]

The Indianapolis Star - May 30, 2010

$5.6 Million Settlement in Helicopter Death

By Jon Murray The Indianapolis Star 5/30/2010 Money might seem like little consolation for two young children still struggling to understand their mother’s death nearly two years after a medical helicopter crash in rural Indiana. But attorneys who helped negotiate one of the largest settlements of its kind for an Indiana case say the payout […]

Associated Press - May 13, 2010

Suit in Fatal AZ Chopper Crash Faults Rotor Blade

BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press 5/13/2010 PHOENIX (AP) — A helicopter crash that killed five people north of Phoenix in February was caused by a rotor blade that came apart in midair, according to a lawsuit filed by the pilot’s family. One of the rotor blades on the Eurocopter EC135 piloted by John “Rick” Morton of […]

The Daily Record - September 8, 2009

Family of man killed in plane crash gets $15M settlement

By Scott Lauck The Daily Record 9/8/2009 A Kansas City lawyer won a $15 million settlement for the family of a former Kansas man killed in a Chicago airplane crash. Gary Robb represented the survivors of Michael Waugh, general manager of Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab Restaurant in Chicago. Waugh, the pilot, and […]

The Topeka Capital-Journal - September 6, 2009

$15 Million Settlement in Chicago Plane Crash

By KEVIN ELLIOTT The Topeka Capital-Journal 9/06/2009 A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of a former Topekan and Washburn University graduate who died in an airplane crash in the Chicago area has resulted in a $15 million settlement. Attorney Gary Robb, who represented the victim’s estate, on Saturday said the settlement was […]

The Daily Record - July 13, 2009

$7.2 Million Jury Verdict For Death in Iowa Helicopter Crash

By Scott Lauck The Daily Record 7/13/2009 Kansas City lawyer Gary Robb added another notch to his belt of helicopter-crash lawsuits with a $7.2 million victory on Monday in Polk County, Iowa. The jury verdict was on behalf of Kathy Schlotzhauer, a Lenexa, Kan., woman whose husband, Roland Schlotzhauer, was killed while filming a movie scene. Schlotzhauer […]

Indianapolis Star - May 18, 2009

Indiana Flight Nurse’s Family Sues Over Fatal Helicopter Crash

By Francesca Jarosz Indianapolis Star 5/18/2009 The family of a flight nurse killed in a Decatur County medical helicopter crash in August has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for her death. Sandra Pearson, 38, was killed along with pilot Roger Warren, 43, and paramedic and base manager Wade Weston, 38, when the rotor came off […]

Forbes - March 16, 2009

Litigator v. Helicopter

By Stephane Fitch Forbes 3/16/2009 Seven years ago Lori Schrempp, a flight nurse with Faith Regional West Hospital in Norfolk, Neb., was racing to fetch an accident victim for transport to another hospital when the Eurocopter AS350 medevac helicopter she was riding in fell to the ground. She was 41, a wife and a mother […]

The Wall Street Journal - February 3, 2009

NTSB Begins Hearings On Helicopter Safety

Andy Pasztor and Christopher Conkey The Wall Street Journal 2/03/2009 A recent rise in the number of fatal helicopter crashes is prompting the industry to concede that years of voluntary federal regulations have resulted in an unacceptably low safety level. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will open a set of wide-ranging hearings on […]

Murray Ledger & Times - January 8, 2009

Lawsuit Filed in Kentucky Plane Crash

By Tom Berry Staff Writer Murray Ledger & Times 1/08/2009 The family of agribusiness man Dan Hutson, who died in a plane crash June 18, is suing Cardinal Aviation Inc. of Murray, Aviation Development Corp. of Seattle, Wash. and other entities claiming wrongful death. Hutson, president of Hutson, Inc., died in the crash after he […]

American Association for Justice - October 1, 2008

Robb & Robb LLC Case Featured as “Spotlight” by AAJ Publication

Melissa C. Heelan Associate Editor American Association for Justice 10/01/2008 Scollard v. Eurocopter, S.A.S., Neb., Lancaster Co. Dist., Nos. CI-02-2621, CI-02-2622, and CI-02-2620, Apr. 1, 2008. Medical helicopters play a vital role in quickly transporting patients from accident scenes to hospitals, where they can receive life-saving care sometimes hours before it would otherwise be possible. […]

Law Reporter - October 1, 2008

Settlement arising from fatal helicopter crash leads to voluntary safety improvements

By Melissa C. Heelan Law Reporter 10/1/2008 Scollard v. Eurocopter, S.A.S., Neb., Lancaster Co. Dist., Nos. CI-02-2621, CI-02-2622, and CI-02-2620, Apr. 1, 2008. Medical helicopters play a vital role in quickly transporting patients from accident scenes to hospitals, where they can receive life-saving care sometimes hours before it would otherwise be possible. A defect in […]


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