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After a Fatal Plane Crash, a David-vs-Goliath Legal Battle

Monday, August 11, 2014

In the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson set out to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally. In the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson set out to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally. (Copyright: Sarah Barry/Shutterstock)

In the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson was thrust into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Damian Fowler tells how Pearson was blindsided when he was sued in federal court by the insurance company, and then made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life. Fowler tells the story in his book Falling Through Clouds: A Story of Survival, Love, and Liability.

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Damian Fowler

Comments [2]

ephraim lior from Brooklyn

It's no wonder that the lower wight live objects have the lower chance to die in a plane crush. Insects won't die at all due to their low weight and therefore low inertia. Children have naturally lower chance to be killed in a plane crush. Nothing miracle.

Aug. 11 2014 01:29 PM
Valerie from Upper Manhattan

I am from Minnesota originally. Some of the lakes may have been created by mining, but most of them are natural. Lake Superior was not created by rapacious nineteenth century taconite mining companies, pleasant though it may be to contemplate this canard.

Aug. 11 2014 01:15 PM

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