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Vanessa Bryant Sues Helicopter Company Over Crash That Killed Kobe

Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the helicopter that went down in Calabasas last month, killing her husband, her daughter Gianna, and seven other people.

The wrongful death suit names pilot Ara Zobayan, who was among those killed, claiming that he was negligent for failing to abort the flight when conditions became too cloudy, the Associated Press reports.

The suit comes on the same day as a public memorial at Staples Center, where Kobe played before retiring.