Cory Lidle's Family Sues Airplane Maker For $45 Million in Lost Wages
Cirrus is the maker of the private plane that Lidle flew into an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, and his family believes that the $50-plus million would be equivalent to Lidle's career earnings.
As Josh Alper phrased it at NBC New York, Jordan Feagan, Lidle's agent must have an "inflated sense of his own abilities as an agent," because, with all due respect to the late baseball player and his family, the logic that Lidle would have earned that amount of money seems a touch difficult to believe.
That doesn't mean Lidle's family is wrong for seeking damages though. There is a distinct possibility that this lawsuit is essentially an alternate form of a counter-claim or third party complaint that simply does not involve the exact same plaintiffs as another related suit; Lidle's family has been named in a civil case in California which seeks compensation from them for the damages caused during the accident.
The unfortunate reality, regardless of how this plays out, is that two lives were tragically lost and at the same time a significant amount of property was damaged. Those circumstances almost never end well in the court of public opinion, much less the court of law.