LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chris Cornell’s family and doctors they accused him of overdosing before his death have agreed to settle the lawsuit.
Court documents filed by lawyers to the widow of the rocker Vicky Cornell and their children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas Cornell, said they had attained. A confidential agreement Documents were filed in April. But no one noticed before the City News Service reported Thursday.
The Cornell family was accused in a 2018 lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that the drug, particularly lorazepam, the anti-anxiety drug prescribed by Dr. Robert Coblin led to erratic behavior from the front of Soundgarden before his death in Detroit in 2017 at the age of 52.
Coroner’s investigators in Michigan ruled that Cornell’s death was a hanging suicide. Tests showed the presence of lorazepam, better known as the brand name Ativan, in Cornell’s system, along with barbiturates and the anti-opioid drug naloxone, but was not claimed to be a factor in his death.
The lawsuit said Koblin and its Beverly Hills, California office “recklessly and repeatedly” assigned “a dangerous mind-altering substance to Chris Cornell, which clouded Mr. Cornell’s cognition and made him have” a dangerous mind-altering substance. ” Engaging in dangerous impulsive behavior Uncontrollable, causing him to lose his life “
The lawsuit said doctors did this knowing Cornell had a serious history of substance abuse.
In court documents responding to the case, Koblin and his attorneys deny Cornell’s wrongdoing or liability for death.
An email requesting comment sent to lawyers for both sides on Thursday night was not immediately returned.
“After years of litigation and settlement negotiations, plaintiffs and defendants … have reached a confidential settlement agreement to resolve all claims,” the Cornell family attorney said in a court filing. On April 2
The document said the key to a compromise was an agreement to reduce its publicity and keep the requirement confidential.
The lawsuit “caught the attention of the media and the attention of the fans of Mr. Cornell and the plaintiffs’ partners,” court filings. Problematic persons who have harassed the plaintiff, including the threat of life and safety of the plaintiff Toni Cornell and Christopher Nicholas Cornell.
The judge still had to approve parts of the agreement involving the child, both minors, and the document said the case would proceed with a hearing if it did not take place.
Cornell’s groan and Cornell’s shirtless stage appearances made him a major figure in grunge rock of the 1990s.Soundgarden was among the first to receive it. National interest in subsequent trends included Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
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