News: DJ AM's Wrongful Death Suit Ends, Settlement Reached

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 4:35PM

Written by Biz Jones

The estate of the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein has reportedly reached an agreement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed as a result of his September 2008 jet crash.

According to reports, an agreement was reached with the original defendants.

Although DJ -- aka Adam Goldstein -- survived the crash, the estate claimed the pain he suffered caused him to become re-addicted to drugs which ultimately caused his death. The settlement, sources say, involve all defendants, including Clay Lacy Aviation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Learjet. Terms of the settlement are confidential. (TMZ)

Details on the original lawsuit were released last November.

DM AM's mother Andrea Gross has amended his $20 million lawsuit against the plane manufacturer, the pilots' estates and others by adding a wrongful death claim, Los Angeles court papers show. "The crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein's death at a later date," the papers state. Friends and associates of the musician have widely blamed his trauma from the September 2008 plane crash as leading to his fatal relapse in August. (People)

A $12 million lawsuit was filed in February 2009 by the owner and operator of the crashed plane against the airport, tire company and persons responsible for designing the jet.

In court papers filed in South Carolina, Inter Travel & Services (the owner) and Global Exec Aviation (the operator) have placed blame on the "defective" jet and the "defective" runway at Columbia Metro Airport claiming those were the two main reasons the jet plowed nose-first into a raised embankment. (E! Online)

Prior to his passing in August from an accidental drug overdose, the deejay was involved in a plane crash with rock drummer Travis Barker in September 2008.

They were taken to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia following the accident when their flight crashed while taking off from Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, South Carolina. Despite the seriousness of the injuries, including second and third degree burns, both men are expected to make full recoveries. (Associated Press)

Check out Travis Barker's DJ AM tribute below:

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