Tuesday, November 17, 2009
As we struggle to come up with final exam ideas, TMZ brings us an interesting proximate cause issue.
DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) died back in August from a drug overdose (according to the medical examiner). His estate, however, has filed a wrongful death claim against various defendants involved in an airline crash back in September 2008. His estate alleges that "the crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein's death" because he was forced to take various drugs to treat the burns he suffered in the crash as well as the emotional distress caused by the crash. TMZ has more.
Notably, TMZ also reports that the family of the co-pilot killed in the crash recently settled a claim against the owner and operator of the airplane for $500,000.
Thanks to Meredith Miller for the tip.