Jenni Rivera's Family Sues Learjet Owners For Crash That Killed the Singer

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Jenni Rivera's estate has sued the owners of the plane that crashed and killed the Mexican-American superstar two years ago.

According to People, the singer was killed, along with several other people, when the Starwood Management Inc. Learjet 25 crashed in northern Mexico on Dec. 9, 2012.

Starwood Management and the companies that serviced the aircraft, Bombardier Inc. and Learjet Inc., are named in the negligence lawsuit.

Attorneys for relatives of the others killed in the crash, which included her attorney, hairstylist, publicist and makeup artist and one of the plane's pilots, are scheduled to update a judge Wednesday on the progress of settlement talks.

The 43-year-old singer was known as the "Diva de la Banda" and sold more than 15 million records throughout her career.

Survivors include her parents, five children, and her widower, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza.

Loiaza filed a separate suit that was later dismissed at the request of the baseball player. His suit contended the pilots flying the Learjet were not properly licensed for the flight. It also contended the plane's airframe was damaged in a 2005 accident.

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