NEW YORK — A father who died in a plane crash and his wife who survived the crash have been awarded $2.6 million in compensation, according to the state’s highest court.
The two were among more than 1,000 people killed in the disaster on Feb. 8.
The state’s Supreme Court ruled that a federal jury had no jurisdiction to hear the cases.
The two men died of heart failure in separate crashes on Feb 11 and 13, but the state said they had died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The state’s attorney general, who is prosecuting the case, said that finding was based on the evidence.
The families of the dead had requested compensation totaling $2,898,800.
The judge who issued the award said the state could not consider the deaths of the two men to be “isolated” events, adding that the crash had killed at least six people.
The verdict follows the trial of two other families who were awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages.
The family of the deceased was awarded $4.5 billion in compensative damages by a jury in 2013, the most of any state.