Judge Gives Nod to Physician Depositions in Kasem Wrongful Death Suit - 2018-11-05
Casey Kasem's children from the late radio personality's first marriage won a round in court when a judge ruled their lawyers can depose two Washington state physicians as part of their wrongful death lawsuit against their stepmother and stepsister, court papers obtained Monday show.
Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Nancy Newman ruled Wednesday that a related pending action that normally would put a temporary halt to discovery does not involve the plaintiffs. She also said the depositions of the doctors, Donald Sharman and Eric Kiesel, have been difficult for the plaintiffs' attorneys to schedule and that getting them done is vital for their trial preparation and could be valuable in any mediation opportunities.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in November 2015 are Kerri, Julie and Michael Kasem and their uncle, Mouner. They fought their stepmother, Jean Kasem, over visitation with their father before he died.