wrongful death

Wrongful Death Suit
7:43 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Judge Denies Deposition Request in Martin Wrongful Death Hearing

Adrienne Martin (Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Jacob McCleland contributed reporting from Cape Girardeau.

A Cape Girardeau judge denied a deposition request on Tuesday in the wrongful death hearing of Adrienne Martin, the 27-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose in August Busch IV’s mansion in 2010.

Martin’s mother, Christine Trampler, requested depositions of Busch and three others.  But Judge William Syler denied her request because it would further drag out the year-and-a-half old case.

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Joyce Meyer Ministries
3:23 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Lawsuit againt Joyce Meyer Ministries dropped, again

Televangelist Joyce Meyer
via Flickr/vision63

A southwestern Illinois judge has tossed a wrongful death lawsuit against Joyce Meyer Ministries filed in 2011.

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Wrongful death suit in Joplin
1:34 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster

Some of the aftermath following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo. in May 2011. The tornado killed 161 people and destroyed more than 7,000 residences.
(UPI/Rick Meyer)

The wife and daughter of man killed inside a Walmart store when a massive tornado hit Joplin are suing.

The Joplin Globe reported that the wrongful death lawsuit names Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the store's manager as defendants. The case, initially filed in Jasper County Circuit Court, was transferred Friday to federal court.

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Death at Busch Home
1:31 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Wrongful death suit filed against August Busch IV

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. A wrongful death suit has been filed against Busch today on behalf of Martin's 8-year-old son.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A wrongful death suit has been filed against August Busch IV on behalf of the son of Busch's deceased girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the newspaper:

The case, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Blake Alexander Martin, age 8. His father, Dr. Kevin Martin, is a plaintiff as his guardian. The suit claims "carelessness and negligence" by Busch.

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Christopher Coleman
3:46 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Coleman wrongful death suit dropped

Sheri Coleman with sons Gavin and Garett. A wrongful death suit filed by Sheri's family has been dropped.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The family of Sheri Coleman has dropped the wrongful death suit against Coleman's former husband, Christopher Coleman, KMOV reports.

Christopher Coleman is currently charged with three counts of first degree murder after the May 2009 killings of Sheri and their two young sons.

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New Life Evangelistic Center lawsuits
6:02 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Parents sue homeless shelter where son was fatally stabbed

The New Life Evangelistic Center at 1411 Locust St. in St. Louis, Mo. (via Flickr/ pasa47)

The parents of 21-year-old Jeremy Dunlap say that there was not ample protection at the New Life Evangelistic Center to prevent their son's stabbing death in 2008. Tammy Church and Eric Dunlap filed separate wrongful death suits against the center today in St. Louis Circuit Court, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Though both lawsuits involve wrongful death, the specifics of each are slightly different.

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Metro Bus Wrongful Death Suit
4:52 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Wrongful death suit filed by sister of woman killed by Metro bus

The sister of a woman who died after being struck by a Metro bus on Dec. 3, 2010 has filed a wrongful death suit against Bi-State Development Agency, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Post-Dispatch describes the details of the lawsuit:

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