Developer Seeks Dismissal Of $100M Helicopter Crash Suit

Law360, Miami (February 28, 2014, 8:10 PM EST) -- Billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer on Thursday asked a Florida court to dismiss a $100 million suit over the death of a prominent Miami tax attorney in a Bahamas helicopter crash, arguing that the plaintiff has no standing to sue because she was not married to the attorney.

Soffer said in his motion to dismiss Daria Pastouhkova Gogoleva's suit over the death of tax attorney Lance Valdez that though Gogoleva presented herself as Valdez's widow in the suit, she was not actually married to him, according to...
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