Olga Woltering and her husband, Ralph, thought they’d have a safer trip to Fort Lauderdale if they left Georgia one day ahead of a snowstorm threatening their state.
They were wrong.
Olga Woltering was one of five people killed Jan. 6, 2017, in a mass shooting by gunman Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who opened fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Now, her family wants to hold Delta Air Lines, airport operators, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and two security companies responsible for her death as other suits loom. It retained Di Pietro Partners, a Fort Lauderdale law firm headed in part by former Broward Judges Jay Spechler and Gary Cowart.
The firm represents two other families whose relatives died or were injured in the airport shooting. It plans to file additional suits on their behalf.
Meanwhile, Woltering’s son,