Airplane Suicide Prompts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

There has been a wrongful death suit filed in the airplane suicide IRS crash. The victim’s family has filed the suit.

The family of the man killed in the IRS plane crash in Texas has chosen to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the pilot, Joseph Stack. Stack made worldwide headlines when he flew his plane into a building of IRS offices in February 2010. Killed in the crash were Stack and Vernon Hunter, who were inside the building at the time.

“When the lawsuit was filed, there was a request for a restraining order to keep Hunter’s autopsy results private. Ultimately, the Hunter lawsuit was filed to prevent a public release of the autopsy report, as the family prefers not to let the public know the graphic details of his death. It appears they could not get a temporary restraining order without filing the lawsuit,” indicated Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

In somewhat unusual circumstances, the deceased’s wife, Stacy Stack, is being considered a victim just as much as the Hunter family. It seems the motivation behind the lawsuit is not money, which is also an unusual twist to this case.

“Nonetheless, the suit will go forward, as there is some debate over whether or not Mrs. Stack could not have foreseen something drastic would come of her husband’s actions. Police records show that Mrs. Stack was frightened enough of her husband the night before the plane suicide to leave her home with her daughter and stay overnight in a hotel. The lawsuit states Mrs. Stack had a duty to avoid a foreseeable risk of injury to others…based on the actions of her husband the night before the crash,” said Monroe.

Aside from being a very different case, this one will take a while to be tried. In the meantime, the Hunter family is trying to cope with the loss of their husband, father and son. “It will be a struggle for them to find the financial resources to continue and they may not know how they are going to be able to keep going and pay the bills. They may be interested in finding out more information about litigation funding; money for which they may apply in order to pay their bills now, and be able to wait for a just verdict,” outlined Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Lawsuit funding is just one phone call away in most instances and will arrive very quickly. “Those who receive a lawsuit cash advance may do what they want with it, but most plaintiffs who receive litigation funding pay for medical expenses, funeral expenses and other important items such as their mortgage payments and car loans,” Monroe added.

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