The woman who filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against billionaire Jeffrey Soffer is not the widow of the man killed in the 2012 helicopter accident that spurred the complaint, attorneys for the developer say.
Soffer filed a second motion to dismiss, this time for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, on Thursday, according to Miami-Dade Circuit Court records. In the filing, Soffer claims Daria Gogoleva is not the widow of Lance Valdez, who was killed in the Bahamas crash. Gogoleva first sued Soffer in federal court in December before withdrawing the complaint and refiling it in Circuit Court last month. [more]