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Travis Barker Files Plane Crash Related Lawsuits

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Plane crash survivor Travis Barker has sued the companies linked to the tragic South Carolina accident that killed two of his friend and injured him and DJ AM.

According to reports, the drummer sued the plane's owners, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and an airplane maintenance company.

He's seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

That's it????

We would be seeking more like 25 MILLION!

The paperwork filed says the companies improperly operated and maintained the Learjet that overshot a runway and burst into flames on September 19th.

The mother of one of the crash fatalities, Charles Monroe Still Jr (Travis' bodyguard), has joined Travis in the lawsuit.

She's seeking damages for grief and sorrow, funeral expenses and loss of earnings.

DJ AM's lawsuit plans, if any, were not mentioned in the report.

This has to be one of the saddest stories of the year.

[Image via AP Photo.]

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32 comments to “Travis Barker Files Plane Crash Related Lawsuits”

  1. 1

    Very sad. Not sure if suing will make it any better though.

  2. 2

    On TMZ yesterday….but I hope they win this case.

  3. 3

    too bad perez didnt die in that plane crash

  4. JNEV says – reply to this


    Stuff like this happens all the time and its sad bc its a celebrity this time?? …..thats really nice perez

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    They def. should win this case.. $25,000 in damages in practically NOTHING if you consider what the hell these two had to go through, let alone the fact that PEOPLE DIED because of their negligence! I would totally being suing their asses for more than that… I fucking adore Travis Barker.. I'm just glad his ass didn't die.. soooo sad about the people who did tho :/

  6. 6

    Oh yeah awesome cause sueing someone will definitely make it all better.. and 25K.. doesn't he make that in an hour? what's the point? I just lost all respect for that asshole. seriously what a douchebag, too bad he didn't die in that crash.

  7. 7

    Re: JNEV And EVERYDAY people file lawsuits over it and the people close the those in the accident and those who lost their lives feel bad about the situation.. he's a celebrity blogger.. not an accident blogger.. sympathizing with the celebs when shit like this happens to them is KINDA his job…

  8. 8

    People lost their lives and someone's got to pay for it!! Whether it's the airpline co., tire co., or whatever! Just because he's a celebrity & he has $ doesn't mean everything should just be shoved under the rug. Someone is LIABLE For this accident and that is the bottom line!

  9. edtor says – reply to this


    $25,000 ? Dude, you almost got killed. Others did get killed. At least call Larry Parker. You know he got that guy 2.5 million. I think in this case, no one would accuse you of being overly litigious.

  10. 10

    In many state courts you are required to say that your damages are in excess of a certain amount like $25,000 or $10,000 to establish that the particular court has jurisdiction to hear the case. It doesn't mean the damages are only that much. Some states prohibit you from claiming damages in any other way in the initial filing. The number doesn't mean anything at this point.

  11. 11

    Travis barker is a fuckin douche! during a interview with nardwuar (who is a sweetheart) on muchmusic he was extremely rude by not answering questions, it was really awkward. Karma is a bitch.

  12. 12

    Re: DALE Your little "girlfriend" Avril (whom your so quick to stick up for might I add =P) Was also quite the "douche" in one of her muchmusic interviews as well.. does that entitle her to the thought she should have died in a plane crash as well?! 0.o I know I vowed to skip over your posts but just sayin ;) To say anyone deserves to die, especially when they have a family at home, because they weren't up to par and were "rude" in an interview is a pretty cold-hearted statement when spoke about ANYONE.. Are you naturally nice and wonderful to every person you ever talk too? I know you have gone out of your way, atleast twice so far this morning alone, to insult me..

  13. edtor says – reply to this


    Re: && I got a thing for you!
    Could you please lay off of the bold font?

  14. 14

    I live in Columbia SC and am still sad about the crash. I'm glad Travis is only seeking $25,000. The true fault lies with the pilot that did not take off with a blown tire… as is standard practice (may he rest in peace) and he paid the ultimate price with his life. This is not a time to make millions off a tragedy Perez and I respect Travis for not trying to. I'm so sick of everyone suing everyone just to get rich. Its ridiculous.

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  17. 17

    This is one of the MANY things wrong with the American state of mind. He should just be thankful he's ALIVE!! People suing over this kind of shit makes me sick and want to bitch slap people hoping to reconnect the common sense plug in their brain. I thought Travis was above this type of bullshit. Move on with your life especially since you're still around to enjoy it.


  18. 18

    He is not suing for $25K. Read #10.

  19. 19

    He's asking for more than $25K. It's boilerplate language - he just has to plead that he is "seeking more than $25K" in the Complaint in order to meet the jurisdictional limit of the Court. Sorry - I know this is boring - just wanted to correct the misconception that he is only seeking 25K. Yes, I'm a lawyer.

  20. 20

    Re: && I got a thing for you! – Sweety Avril NEVER purposely answered questions in ANY muchmusic interview, there's a difference between shyness and being as ass. Your little boyfriend travis literally was going to fight nardwuar, I thought to myself this guy is a fuckin asshole! If he was pretending to be hardcore punk or a douchebag you choose.
    I must have missed the part where I said he should've died for doing a bad interview, something tells me he'll do fine, which is more I can say about the families who lost loved ones, hopefully this close call will put his priorities straight, which is what I meant by karma is a bitch.

  21. 21

    Hate to break this to you guys, but the "in excess of $25,000" is just a legal pleading issue - it doesn't mean that he's limited to asking for that amount at trial or that his expectation for damages are that low. While I am not licensed to practice law in SC (although I am in 5 other states) I can fairly confidently say it's simply either a jurisdictional issue of the court or a pleading requirement that you put the defendants on notice that the demand is going to be above $25,000. He could still ask the jury to award him any amount he wants or his attorney feels they have proven.

  22. 22

    One of the saddest stories of the year? Are you freaking kidding me? How many people have died in Iraq this year? How many people were murdered in our country alone this year? How many people died and left families? Jeez you seriously need to get your lips off the celebrity ass you are determined to kiss.

    You used to be entertaining. You used to call it like it was with celebrities. Now? You're far to busy trying to be a celebrity yourself (and failing miserably I might add. Your appearance on Privledged was laugh out loud horrible) that you've lost your edge and your touch. You might as well call your site Hollywoods biggest kiss ass because you certainly aren't Hollywood's most hated any longer.

    Sure people dying in a plane crash is sad. Pseudo celebrities getting hurt in a private plane crash, from which they were able to walk away is certainly not sad. The two people that died, one of which left children is sad yes but its certainly not remotely more sad than the thousands of people who died in China in earthquakes this year. Or the millions of regular people that died from whatever cause or violence in 2008. You really need a reality check Mario.

  23. 23

    Jeez…..do ya need to sue ? I guess so. I would believe that insurance would payout from the airline operator side. I got 1600$ for being rear ended on the highway and I wasn't injured at all. I never understand these lawsuits. Seems a bit on the "tacky" side and kinda desperate. Now for the fatalities, sure, there should be a bit more compensation than the 25K. But Travis Barker seems a bit on the white trashy side….

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    IT is such a sad story - I am glad their is a lawsuit. One thing is for sure - Travis Barker will never step foot on a plane again. He hated flying enough before, this was pretty much the straw that broke the camel's back! I feel so sad for the families who lost loved ones so senselessly. This was an avoidable accident.

  26. 26

    His hospital bill for one day should be that! Ah, no they would have to pay me more!

  27. 27

    How can you sue because of human error??

  28. 28

    hmmm Travis Barker stopped being vegan so he could heal faster… eating meat making you heal faster… that is the most retarded untrue thing I have ever heard. No doctor would ever recommend that. Shame on him for using the crash as an excuse to get out of a diet he was to weak to handle. May be the burning flesh made him hungry for death meals. Failure.

  29. 29

    I do not think this is the way to go at all. I am sorry that this happened but accidents happen and people being so sue happy is one problem with our society. I think this is not the answer…he must be looking for closure or a way to deal with this but suing is not the way to get through this.

  30. 30

    Re: Crake Bailey – You are very incorrect in your assertion that eating meat would not help him heal better. Proper healing requires a proper diet, rich with protein which is what meat is. The man survived a plane crash with severe burns and you are calling him weak? Jesus fucking Christ get a clue.

  31. 31

    Re: HartOgold – Thank you for your post! I'm so sick of posters on here acting like Travis Barker (a drummer for God sakes) losing his prick in a plane crash is the saddest story EVER. Who cares? He and 95% of celebrities (especially wannabes like him) are the nastiest, vapid people on earth. They would walk away from you if you were on fire for fear that their clothes would get smoky.

  32. 32

    Its truly very sad..
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