Settlement closes League City woman's plane crash lawsuit

John Suayan Oct. 28, 2015, 9:46am


A lawsuit over a 2009 aviation accident ended in a settlement, according to Galveston County court records.

League City resident Farida Hill sued Thomas Craig Hill in the Galveston County 56th District Court in August, accusing the defendant of flying a 1946 Piper Cub J3 aircraft on July 12, 2009 that crashed. The original petition asserted the crash injured the pilot’s younger passenger, on whose behalf the plaintiff pursued legal action.

Thomas Craig Hill formally refuted the claims the same day the litigation began.

The parties on Oct. 12 entered into a Compromise, Settlement, Indemnity and Release Agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, they consented to settle the two-month-old case for $100,000, with $55,307 earmarked for the unnamed child and $30,693 set aside for medical expenses.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox issued an order approving the settlement on behalf of the minor child.

Attorney Shawn R. Casey of the Law Offices of Shawn R. Casey in Houston represented Farida Hill while attorney Guy Hubert Riddle of the law firm Anderson & Riddle LLP in Fort Worth served as Thomas Craig Hill’s counsel.

Galveston County 56th District Court Case No. 15-CV-844

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