Originally Posted by Joseph
The estate would include any life insurance and other policies that would pay the family.
With the pilots dead, there are likely children without parents now, husbands without wives or vice versa.
These people left behind get the estate as some token of their loss to help lessen that blow. If DJ AM was trying to take that away from them, he was suing the families in essence. I don't see whats so hard to understand about that. It could impact college educations for children, the ability to keep a house for these families, everything.
He wasn't suing some invisible, magical pile of money somewhere.
The pilots were getting sued no matter what. All these extra things are only brought up because the pilots died. the pilots were at fault in some fashion. I think its fair game that they get sued. Just because they died doesnt change the suit very much in my eyes.