Jenni Rivera's Estate Sues Learjet Owners for Deadly Crash

The lawsuit was filed one day before the second anniversary of the singer's death

Jenni Rivera's estate filed a negligence lawsuit Monday against the owners of the Learjet that crashed near Monterrey, Mexico, killing the Long Beach-based singer and four members of her entourage in 2012.

The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Starwood Management LLC a day before the second anniversary of the 43-year-old entertainer's death. Learjet Inc. and Bombardier Inc., which serviced the aircraft, are also named in the lawsuit.

A representative for Starwood could not be immediately reached.

Rivera's publicist, Arturo Rivera, makeup artist Jacobo Yebale; hairstylist Jorge Armando Sanchez Vasquez; and Mario Macias Pacheco, her attorney, also died in the crash.

The jet crashed about 3:30 a.m., 15 minutes after leaving Monterrey in the mountains of northern Mexico. Rivera had just performed in Monterrey and was on her way to Mexico City to appear on the Mexican version of "The Voice."

Rivera dominated the banda style of regional Mexican music popular in California and northwestern Mexico. She was one of the biggest stars on Mexico television and was popular on "regional Mexican" stations in California.

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