Lawsuit Over Huntsville Air Show Death Moves Forward

WHNT NEWS 19 Staff Reports

11:15 a.m. CDT, June 30, 2009

HUNTSVILLE, AL –Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly disaster at the Huntsville airshow. On June 29, 2008, five-year-old Josiah Miller died.

A thunderstorm moved across the airport, sending down a microburst that toppled at least three big tents. A dozen people were hurt.

Josiah Miller died when the winds blew a 3,000-pound portable air conditioning unit over on him.

Three and a half weeks after Josiah’s death, his father, Jason Miller filed a wrongful death lawsuit against All Needz Rental, Incorporated and other un-named defendants, including the people who owned and set up the portable air conditioning units.

One year later, the lawsuit is still in the discovery phase.

Lawyers are interviewing people and trying to gather as much information as they can about what happened and who was involved.

Huntsville Personal Injury law firm Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., is handling the Millers’ lawsuit.

“The Miller family is still grieving the loss of their child, Josiah,” said Attorney Joe King on behalf of the family. “They are greatly appreciative of the outpouring of support in this community. It is their intention to ensure that this preventable tragedy never occurs again.”

The case has been assigned to Madison County Circuit Judge Karen Hall, but so far, no court date has been set.

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