The family of Kimberly Howe, who was killed in the February 7, 2015 car accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California involving Olympic champion and reality star Bruce Jenner has filed a Wrongful Death lawsuit against Jenner, who has fired back with a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit.
In his Motion to Dismiss, Jenner’s lawyers assert that there is no legal standing to pursue the lawsuit because the Plaintiffs are grown stepchildren of Howe and were not dependent on Howe for financial support for the necessities of life. The Motion alleges that since Howe’s 57 and 60 year old stepchildren lived and worked out-of-state, they cannot claim that they were dependent on Howe for necessities of life, like food, clothing, shelter or medical care, and, therefore are not entitled to pursue a Wrongful Death lawsuit under California law.
The trial judge has not yet ruled on the Motion. My guess is that the Motion to Dismiss will be denied and the case will move forward. Stay tuned….
If this car accident had occurred in Pennsylvania, the family of Howe would have Wrongful Death and Survival Action claims against Jenner for many items of compensation including: medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, lost support and other damages.
For more information on Pennsylvania Car Accident or Wrongful Death Claims contact Tim Rayne at 610 840 0124 or [email protected] or check out Tim’s website at https://timraynelaw.com.