The family members of four of the plane crash victims killed last month, alongside Jenni Rivera, filed a lawsuit against La Diva de la Banda's company yesterday in Los Angeles. The paperwork alleges that the singer was negligent when she hired a faulty Learjet 25, which plunged 28,000 feet and crashed in Northern Mexico.
The civil lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of financial compensation for negligence and the “respective wrongful deaths” of their relatives. The four plaintiffs mentioned in the case are: publicist Arturo Rivera, makeup artist Jacob Yebale, attorney Mario Macias Pacheco, and hair stylist Jorge Armando Sanchez Vasquez.
In addition, the lawsuit accuses the three other companies that own or once owned the private jet of negligence, claiming that they should have known the plane was not safe to fly. The companies mentioned include Starwood Management, which was the last to own the aircraft, Rodartz Financial Group Inc., which owns Starwood, and McOco Inc., which owned the plane for 20 years before Starwood bought it.
“We cast a wide net to find out exactly who is responsible and it may be that they’re not,” said attorney Paul R. Kiesel at a press conference in Los Angeles. He also stated, “This [suit] is to punish the actors for what occurred here. We feel strongly about providing answers to the families and the community as to why this happened…it’s essential we find these answers.”
A representative for Jenni Rivera Enterprises Inc. has yet to comment.