Following an agreement reached Tuesday with the county of Los Angeles, the family of Kobe Bryant will obtain a total of 29 million dollars in damages.
In all likelihood, the legal battle between Kobe Bryant’s family and Los Angeles County ended on Tuesday. Indeed, a financial agreement has been officially reached between the two parties, following the dissemination of photos, taken in particular by the first responders, of the body of the former legend of the Los Angeles Lakers and his daughter Gianna, who died during a a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.
Thus, Vanessa Bryant and her children will receive approximately 29 million in damages from the county of Los Angeles. A sum that includes the $ 15 million already awarded to them by a federal court last August. “The agreement resolves all outstanding issues related to pending legal claims in state court, future claims by the Bryant children and other costs”subsequently said Mira Hashmall, the attorney who represented Los Angeles County.
A “fair and reasonable” financial agreement
While it will prevent any further legal action by the plaintiffs, this financial agreement has also been described as “fair and reasonable” by the latter. For his part, the lawyer for the Bryant family also reacted to this decision.
“Today marks the successful culmination of Ms. Bryant’s courageous battle to hold those who engaged in this farcical conduct accountable. She fought for her husband, her daughter and all the bereaved families who were treated with such disrespect, explained in particular Luis Li, in remarks collected by ESPN. We hope that his victory at trial and this settlement will put an end to this practice. »
In addition, LA County will also pay 20 million dollars in damages to Chris Chester, who lost his wife and daughter in this terrible helicopter accident.