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Posted at 3:32 PM ET, 08/ 1/2010

Lawsuit filed over Md. helicopter crash

By Washington Post Editors

The widower of a volunteer paramedic who died in a 2008 Maryland State Police helicopter crash has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the federal government.

It's the second wrongful-death lawsuit filed as a result of the crash. Relatives of flight paramedic Mickey Lippy filed a $15 million lawsuit in March.

The attorney for Kenneth Mallard says he deserves compensation because of the “negligence” of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers. Mallard's wife, Tanya, died in the crash. He's seeking $7 million.

Four people died in the 2008 crash in Prince George's County. The only survivor, Jordan Wells, filed a $50 million personal-injury claim that was denied by the FAA.

--Washington Examiner

By Washington Post Editors  | August 1, 2010; 3:32 PM ET
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Jordan Wells lawsuit should have been denied. Her car accident was the cause of all of this, maybe she and her family should be the ones sued!

Posted by: bobby20 | August 1, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

If she was at fault for the auto accident that resulted in the flight then she should be sued by the estates of the deceased.
She certainly shouldn't be profiting if she caused it.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 2, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

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