Jenni Rivera's company sued by crash victims' families

Thumbnail image for jenni-rivera-smile.jpgThe estates of the other passengers who died with Jenni Rivera in the Dec. 9 crash of the singer's rented Learjet in Mexico have filed a lawsuit over the deaths. The suit names Jenni Rivera Enterprises Inc. as well as the owners of the airplane.

The suit was filed on behalf of the estates of publicist Arturo Rivera, makeup artist Jacob Yebale, attorney Mario Macias Pacheco and hair dresser Jorge "Gigi" Armando Sanchez Vasquez, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Attorneys named Rivera's company because of its role in choosing to fly in the 43-year-old Learjet 25...."We cast a wide net to find out exactly who is responsible and it may be that they're not," attorney Paul Kiesel said. "We have named Rivera Enterprises, who likely arranged the charter of this plane, in hindsight a very bad decision."

At a downtown Los Angeles news conference, attorneys also took issue with the two pilots, ages 78 and 20.

"Neither pilot was licensed to operate this aircraft at the time and altitude it was flying," Kiesel said.

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