Vanessa Bryant’s court case aga!nst Island Express Helicopters and the estate for pilot Ara Zobayan may be moved to a different venue.
Bryant, though, is arg*ing that the court should re*ect the requested change in her wrongful loss lawsu!t, cla!ming her husband’s legacy expands far past the borders of Los Angeles, according to TMZ Sports.
Island Express Helicopters and the estate for Zobayan had asked the court to move the case from L.A. to Orange County because they couldn’t get a fair trial in the city where Kobe Bryant played in the NBA for 20 years.
Vanessa now says she lawfully selected L.A. as her venue because that’s where the Jan. 26 helicopter cr*sh occurred.
She also points out that her family has lived in Orange County for about 20 years and that her husband is loved around the globe, so it really doesn’t matter where you move the court case to.
“Defendant fa!ls to acknowledge the ext-ent to which Kobe Bryant’s legacy pen-etrates American culture,” Vanessa’s attorney states in new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.
“There is no county line at which Kobe Bryant’s celebrity suddenly ev-aporates. Public es-teem for Kobe Bryant is a fact of American life.”
Vanessa is right about her husband’s popularity. After his loss, tributes were er*cted all over the world. A massive Bryant mural went up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and people also made tributes to Bryant in Italy and Japan.
Vanessa f!led the wrongful loss lawsu!t aga!nst the helicopter company and Zobayan’s estate in February following the loss of her husband and daughter. She cla!ms that Zobayan was careless and negl!gent by flying in cloudy conditions on the day all passengers aboard the aircraft were ki*led.
She also states that she is “entitled” to hundreds of millions in future lost earnings as a result of the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s loss.
Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others passed away in a helicopter cra*h in Calabasas, Calif. in January. All passengers on board the flight passed away instantly upon imp*ct, according to newly revealed details.
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