Fla. Appeals Court Revives Widow's $100M Copter Crash Suit

By Carolina Bolado (February 17, 2016, 9:15 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals judge on Wednesday reinstated a $100 million suit against billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer over the death of a prominent Miami tax attorney in a Bahamas helicopter crash, ruling that the trial court prematurely booted the case.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal said the trial court was too hasty in dismissing Daria Pastouhkova Gogoleva's suit over the death of tax attorney Lance Valdez without allowing her to amend it and keep it in the civil division of the court as opposed to the probate court, which had appointed Gogoleva as the legal guardian of her children and approved...

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