Comair Surviving Spouses Unable to Sue for Loss of Companionship

11/17/2008

As reported by the Lexington-Herald Leader, U.S. District Court Judge Karl Forrester has ruled that those who lost loved ones in the 2006 crash of a Comair plane aren't entitled under Kentucky law to sue the airline for loss of companionship.  

Kentucky is among four states that don't allow jury awards for loss 
of companionship by surviving spouses. There also is no state provision for companionship damages for adult children or their parents, although the state does allow children younger than 18 to sue for damages when a parent is wrongfully killed.
You can read the order here.