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Bucklin criminal complaint

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Published by: Minnesota Public Radio on Nov 19, 2013
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MarkHallberg Minn.ID
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HALLBERG
 
McCLAIN,P.A.380St.PeterStreet,Suite715St.Paul,MN55102Telephone:651-255-6810Facsimile:6561-255-6820Email:mhallberg@hallberglaw.com
Pro acVice pplicationPending
JamesE.Fitzgerald 5-1469)THEFITZGERALDLAWFIRM2108WarrenAvenueCheyenne,WY82001-3710Telephone: 307)634-4000Facsimile: 307)635-2391Email:jim@fitzgeraldlaw.com
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STATESDISTRICTCOURTFORTHEDISTRICTOF
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LUKEBUCKLINbyGayWoodhouse,WrongfulDeathRepresentative,Plaintiff,vs.SERCOINC.,aforeigncorporation,Defendant.
COMPLAINT
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1.Theplaintiff,GayWoodhouse,isthedulyappointedWrongfulDeathRepresentativeforthedecedent,LukeBucklin.LukeBucklindiedinanairplanecrashonOctober25,2010nearLander,Wyoming.GayWoodhousewasappointedWrongfulDeathRepresentativebyanOrderoftheFirstJudicialDistrictCourt,LaramieCounty,
Case 2:12-cv-00232-ABJ Document 1 Filed 10/17/12 Page 1 of 5
 
WyomingonAugust9,2012.Theheirsandnext-of-kinofLukeBucklin,decedent,includethefollowing:1 2 3
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5 6 7 8 GingerBucklinSarahBucklinDavidBucklinPaulBucklinGraceCromieJohnCromieMaryAnnBucklinLarryBucklin-\NifeDaughterBrotherBrotherHalf-sisterHalf-brotherMotherFather2.Defendant,SercoInc.,isaNewJerseycorporationdoingbusinessintheStateofWyoming.Atalltimesmaterialhereto,SercoInc.providedcontractairtrafficcontrolservicestotheFederalAviationAdministration FAA facilityatJacksonHoleAirport,Jackson,Wyoming.3.Atthetimeofhisdeath,LukeBucklin,decedent,wasacitizenoftheStateofMinnesota.
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4.Plaintiff,GayWoodhouse,WrongfulDeathRepresentativefortheEstateofLukeBucklin,isanattorneyadmittedtopracticeinWyoming.Pursuantto28U.S.C.
§
1332 c 2 ,sheisdeemedtobeacitizenofthesamestateasthedecedent.5.DefendantSercoInc.isaforprofitcorporationexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofNewJersey,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessintheStateofVirginia.SercoInc.hasminimumcontactswiththeStateofWyomingpursuanttoitscontracttoprovideairtrafficcontrolservicesfortheFederalAviationAdministrationfortheFederalcontracttoweratJacksonHole,
Wyomin~
6.Jurisdictionisbasedondiversityofcitizenship,28U.S.C.
§
1332,theamountincontroversyastoeachdefendantsubstantiallyexceedsSeventy-five
 
Case 2:12-cv-00232-ABJ Document 1 Filed 10/17/12 Page 2 of 5
 
ThousandDollars( 75,000),exclusiveofinterestandcosts.Venueispermissibleinthisdistrictpursuantto28U.S.C.
 
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becausetheclaimarisesoutofanoccurrenceintheStateofWyoming.
 auseof ctionforNegligence
7.OnMonday,October25,2010,thedecedent,LukeBucklin,filedanInstrumentFlightRules(IFR)flightplanwiththeintenttoflyaMooneyM20JaircraftonanorthbounddeparturefromJacksonHole,WyomingontoMinneapolis,Minnesota.8.Shortlybeforetheplanneddeparturetime,thewindchangedandthedecedentcontactedJacksonHoleTowerforhisIFRflightplanclearance.9.Atalltimesmaterialhereto,SercoInc.providedaircontrolservicestoJacksonHoleTowerpursuanttoacontractwiththeFederalAviationAdministration.Uponreceiptoftherequestforclearance,thedefendant,actingthroughitsagentandemployee,modifiedthedecedent'sflightplantoaflightplanthatcontainedsignificantdifferencesfromtheflightplanthathadbeenfiledandrequestedbythedecedent.Thesedifferencesincludedthefollowing:a)TheroutingincludedanObstacleDepartureProcedurewhichinvolveddeparturetothesouthinsteadofthenorth;b)Aroutethatincludedaportionthrough uncontrolledairspace thathadnotbeenpartoftheflightplanrequestedbythedecedent;andc)Analtitude(16,000ft.)thatwas2,000ft.higherthanthealtitude(14,000ft.)thatwasrequestedforthenorthdeparture;10.Afterreceivingtheamendedflightplanfromtheairtrafficcontroller,thedecedentrequestedanaltitudeof14,000ft.
 
Case 2:12-cv-00232-ABJ Document 1 Filed 10/17/12 Page 3 of 5

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