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Travis Barker Sues Over Plane Crash

The drummer seeks damages from companies allegedly responsible for the September accident that killed four and left him in critical condition.

William Goodman // November 24, 2008

Travis Barker is not only eager to return to the studio, but he’s also ready to hit the courtroom: The drummer has filed lawsuits against companies he feels are responsible for the September plane crash that killed four and left him and DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, with critical second- and third-degree burns. [Via]

Barker has filed a lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co, aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc., and jet charter companies Clay Lacy Aviation, Global Exec Aviation, and Inter Travel Service.

He claims the jet was defective and the pilots were not properly trained, and is seeking $25,000 in damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of earnings — plus medical and legal expenses. [Via]

Thelma Martin Still, the mother of Barker’s bodyguard Charles Monroe Still Jr., who was one of the four killed in the South Carolina wreck, is also suing.