Analysis

Quick End Unlikely In Kobe Bryant Case Despite NTSB Report

Law360 (February 12, 2021, 7:53 PM EST) -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recent determination that pilot error likely caused the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others won't necessarily spawn a quick settlement, experts say, as other theories of liability could materialize and additional parties could be roped into the litigation.

The NTSB released its "probable cause" determination on Feb. 9 and found the pilot had made a bad decision to fly into clouds, which caused him to become disoriented and led to the crash that resulted in the deaths of Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and her two youth basketball teammates and their parents...

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