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DJ AM Files Lawsuit Following Deadly Jet Crash

December 24, 2008 8:50 AM ET

DJ AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein) has filed a lawsuit over the South Carolina jet crash that left four people dead and AM and drummer Travis Barker severely burned. Barker and the family of one of the crash victims had already filed similar suits. Clay Lacy Aviation, Global Exec Aviation, Inter Travel & Services, Goodyear and Learjet were all named in AM's suit, which claims that after a tire blew out during take-off, "Rather than proceed to takeoff, they decided to abort and/or reject the takeoff in a negligent manner." After overshooting the runway, the jet burst into flames this past September, with the duo amazingly escaping the crash by sliding down the plane's wing.

In a pretty cold move, AM also sued the estates of the two pilots who died in the accident, which also killed AM and Barker's security guard and assistant. (The DJ is collecting funds for both the Chris Baker and Charles Still Memorial Funds on his MySpace page.) AM is suing for pain and suffering, lost earnings, property damage, past and future medical and health-related expenses, and punitive damages. Both Barker and AM have since left the hospital, and AM recently served as Jay-Z's DJ at a recent Los Angeles show. Barker and DJ AM will co-host a New Year's Eve bash at the Lot in Los Angeles.

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