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Wilmington Star-News - March 15, 2008

Probe Into Helicopter Crash to Take Time

Patrick Gannon Wilmington Star-News 3/15/2008 The investigation into the helicopter crash that killed an off-duty Wilmington firefighter began to take shape Friday, and initial speculation surfaced about the cause. But investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, who scoured the scene off Carolina Beach Road on Friday morning, said it would be months before a […]

Atlanta Journal-Constituition - March 13, 2008

Family of Paulding Man Killed in N.C. Plane Crash Files Lawsuit

Sonji Jacobs Atlanta Journal-Constituition 3/13/2008 The Family of Frank Ruggiero filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking damages for the Feb. 1 plane crash that claimed the lives of Ruggiero and five other prominent Paulding County men and devastated the community. “We believe the pilot was negligent in maintaining operational control of the plane, causing it to […]

The Kansas City Star - February 20, 2008

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Liberty School Bus Driver in Fatal 2005 Wreck

Glenn E. Rice The Kansas City Star 2/20/2008 A Clay County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict a Liberty school bus driver involved in a 2005 wreck that killed two motorists and insured numerous children. Irma Denise Thomas was driving Liberty school bus No. 80 on May 9, 2005, carrying 53 children to Ridgeview […]

Super Lawyers - December 31, 2007

Robb & Robb Named as Cover “Super Lawyers” for 2007

Allie Johnson Super Lawyers 12/31/2007 The Bulldog & The Ballerina Gary and Anita Robb founded the biggest little aviation firm in town Gary C. Robb was only a few years out of law school when a court victory changed his life. In the early 1980s, while working as a defense lawyer for a large firm […]

The Kansas City Star - October 7, 2007

Report on 2006 Helicopter Crash Cites Probable Pilot Error

DIANE CARROLL The Kansas City Star 10/07/2007 A pilot’s failure to steer clear of power lines probably caused a helicopter crash that killed a Lenexa cinematographer last year, a National Transportation Safety Board report says. Roland Schlotzhauer was filming a movie on June 30, 2006, when the helicopter he was in crashed in a cornfield […]

Herald Tribune - September 12, 2007

Helicopter Crash in Gulf Kills 2

HEATHER ALLEN and CATHY ZOLLO Staff Writers Herald Tribune 9/12/2007 Videographer and photographer were shooting boat when the aircraft hit water; pilot is in critical condition Venice –A helicopter, flying low to photograph a model in a speeding Cigar Boat, plunged into the Gulf of Mexico near Casey Key on Tuesday morning, killing two photographers […]

The Arizona Republic - July 28, 2007

Helicopter Pilots Must Make Own Rules

Lindsey Collom The Arizona Republic 7/28/2007 They take to skies when news breaks, sometimes five at a time jockeying for position. And with no formal regulation, news helicopter pilots are left to make their own rules. “It’s like a swarm of flies,” said Richard Wentworth, an aviation consultant and former National Transportation Safety Board investigator. […]

The Daily Record - April 25, 2007

Lawyer Becomes “Go-to-Guy” After Helicopter Crashes

Charles Emerick Charles.emerick@molawyersmedia.com The Daily Record 4/25/2007 The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year recently retained Kansas City aviation lawyer Gary Robb. David Thibodeaux, 33, died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12. The pilot, John Lancaster, 46, also […]

The Daily Record - April 25, 2007

Lawyer Becomes Go-to-Guy After Helicopter Crashes

Charles Emerick The Daily Record 4/25/2007 The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year recently retained Kansas City aviation lawyer Gary Robb. David Thibodeaux, 33, died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12. The pilot, John Lancaster, 46, also died. […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS - March 11, 2007

Few Links Found in Hawaii Helicopter Crashes

Mark Niesse ASSOCIATED PRESS 3/11/2007 HONOLULU – Despite two recent tour helicopter crashes on the island of Kauai, there’s little reason to believe the accidents have much in common besides their location, federal officials said. Another helicopter crash in Haena on Sunday killed one passenger, just four days after four people died in a separate […]

The Honolulu Advertiser - March 10, 2007

Probe’s Focus: Hydraulics

Probe’s Focus: Hydraulics Kevin Dayton, Mary Vorsino and Christie Wilson The Honolulu Advertiser 3/10/2007 LIHU’E, Kaua’i — The investigation into the Kaua’i sightseeing helicopter crash that left four dead and three critically injured is likely to focus on the craft’s hydraulic system. Pilot William Joseph “Helicopter Joe” Sulak, of Princeville, Kaua’i, who died in the […]

Product Safety & Liability Reporter - February 12, 2007

Handling Helicopter Crash Litigation: The 10 Indispensable Steps

GARY C. ROBB Product Safety & Liability Reporter 2/12/2007 Helicopter crashes within the United States are occurring with alarming frequency. Since 2001, the accident rate for civil helicopter use per 100,000 flight hours has been 40 percent higher than that for general aviation fixed wing aircraft.1 One-half of the entire worldwide civil helicopter fleet operates […]

St. Clair Missourian Editor - October 13, 2006

Fourth Lawsuit Filed After Skydiving Crash

Maggie Rotermund St. Clair Missourian Editor 10/13/2006 A fourth lawsuit was filed this week in relation to the fatal July skydiving plane crash in Sullivan. This is the first suit filed by one of the two survivors of the crash. Steven J. Parrella, 46, of St. Louis, is still hospitalized and recovering from the July […]

Washington Missourian - September 16, 2006

Third Lawsuit Filed After Sullivan Skydiving Crash

Maggie Rotermund St. Claire Missourian Editor Washington Missourian 9/16/2006 A third wrongful death suit was filed this week in relation to the fatal July skydiving plane crash in Sullivan. The suit was filed by Barbara Berridge, mother of Melissa Berridge, a 38-year-old compliance officer for Claire McCaskill’s Senate campaign, who died in the July 29 […]

The Daily Record - August 10, 2006

‘Unfortunate’ Legal Necessity

Charles Emerick Charles.emerick@kcdailyrecord.com Staff writer The Daily Record 8/10/2006 A Kansas City attorney with a history of success in aviation lawsuits has been hired to represent the families involved in three deadly aircraft crashes this year. Gary C. Robb filed two wrongful death suits last week – one in Missouri and another in Iowa. And […]

The Des Moines Register - August 3, 2006

Widow Sues Pilot, Producers for Fatal Helicopter Accident

ERIN JORDAN The Des Moines Register 8/03/2006 The widow of a Kansas photographer killed in a June 30 helicopter crash while filming the baseball movie “The Final Season” is suing the pilot and movie producers, among others. Kathryn Schlotzhauer filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Polk County against 19 defendants; including helicopter pilot Richard Green, 72, […]

Missourian - August 2, 2006

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Engine Maker in Plane Crash

Maggie Rotermund Missourian Staff Writer Missourian 8/02/2006 A lawyer representing two families in their wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the engines on the plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Sullivan Regional Airport last month, told The Missourian Tuesday that a picture taken of the plane corroborates eyewitness accounts of the events. […]

The Kansas City Star - June 30, 2006

Charges Filed in Fiery Crash

STEVE ROCK The Kansas City Star 6/30/2006 The driver of a tractor-trailer who authorities say triggered a fiery crash on Interstate 70 was charged Thursday with four counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter. The Caldwell County prosecutor filed charges against George Albright, 61, after a Missouri Highway Patrol investigation into the accident that killed four Kansas […]

The Daily Record - June 8, 2006

Test-Drive Crash Victim Receives $5.9 Million

Charles Emerick The Daily Record 6/08/2006 A Kansas City firefighter injured in an off-duty accident received a $5.9 million settlement Monday. Stephen Underhill was a passenger during a test drive of a Subaru Impreza WRX on Aug. 9, 2002, from the Jack Miller Oldsmobile dealership in North Kansas City, according to his attorney. Salesman Jonathan […]

Lawyers USA - April 24, 2006

Women of Note

Correy E. Stephenson Lawyers USA 4/24/2006 In an era when law firms are still struggling to promote diversity, Lawyers USA salutes five women who have helped to carve a path to the top. Aviation Lawyer Makes a Difference Personal injury lawyer Anita Porte Robb hasn’t had the career she expected. Robb has landed some of […]


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Lawyer Becomes "Go-to-Guy" After Helicopter Crashes

The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash.


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