First lawsuit against Schoharie limo company filed on behalf of one of the victims

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – One of the first lawsuits against a Schohaire limo company has been filed on behalf of one of the victims.

The family of Amanda Rivenburg, one of 20 people killed in a horrific crash in October, filed a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for Amanda’s death. 

The suit names defendants Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limousine, and his son, Nauman Hussain, who has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

The suit does not mention how much is being sought. 

Ten others, who are not named, are listed as defendants as well. Those people include unnamed corporate and state municipal entities who may have been responsible in some way for the crash. 

The Rivenburg family is seeking damages for gross negligence and wrongful death. 

The suit alleges that the Hussains never fixed limousines they knew were faulty. They knowingly allowed “a dangerous and defective vehicle on public roadways,” the suit alleges. 

Rivenburg was killed on Oct. 6 when a limo carrying 18 people, including the driver, went off the road, into a ravine and crashing into a tree.

Two bystanders, including a SUNY Oswego professor, were hit and killed as the limo barreled down the road.

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