GALVESTON – A helicopter crash in Galveston Bay last month spurred a lawsuit that was quickly disposed, per recent Galveston County District Court records.
Simeon and Chiome Anugwom and the estate of Warren Moore sued Republic Helicopters, Inc. in the Galveston County 10th District Court on May 31. The suit was reportedly non-suited the next day.
According to the plaintiffs, Simeon Anugwom and Moore, who were employees of Société Générale de Surveillance, rode a Bell 206B-III, N978RH helicopter owned and operated by the defendant from an oil tanker located in Galveston Bay to the company’s heliport in Santa Fe last Feb. 6 when it crashed midflight.
Moore died while Simeon Anugwom sustained injuries, the original petition said.
Republic was faulted for gross negligence. Court records show that it did not provide a formal response to the suit.
The complainants filed a notice of non-suit without prejudice on June 1.
Attorney Roy Camberg of The Camberg Law Firm, P.C. in Houston represented the Moore’s estate and the Anugwoms.
Galveston County 10th District Court Case No. 17-CV-0654