Insurers and individuals who suffered losses in New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle’s fatal plane crash in Manhattan in 2006 have agreed to accept $2 million and drop the pursuit of almost $60 million in property and personal injury claims against the estates of Lidle and his flight instructor, a mediator in the case said Tuesday.
The claimants accepted the $2 million because Lidle, 34, and the instructor who died with him, Tyler Stanger, 26, had $1 million liability policies each, and the estates had no other assets worth pursuing, says Michael Cohan, who assisted the mediator in the case, retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Marina Corodemus.
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