DJ AM, who survived a fiery plane crash in September that killed four people, is suing a number of defendants (including Learjet) for $20 million for damages related to the crash. AM is seeking $10 million for medical damages, lost earnings and profit, and the same for mental and physical pain and suffering.
AM is alleging that the pilots realized that the plane’s wheels weren’t working properly, and that’s what led to the crash, something that could have been avoided on pre-flight checks. The companies that are being sued are asking for a hold on the suit until the government completes its investigation into the crash. A jury will decide if AM is eligible for damages if the case ever reaches a trial. [VH1]