ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled that the parents of a woman who died at the home of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV may join a wrongful death lawsuit filed on her son’s behalf.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the court’s Eastern District on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision barring the parents of Adrienne Martin from intervening in the case.

Martin was 27 when she died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2010 at Busch’s mansion near St. Louis. Her ex-husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their young son, but Busch’s offer of a $1.5 settlement has been on hold pending resolution of some legal issues.

A lawyer for Busch told the Post-Dispatch he’ll appeal Tuesday’s ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court.

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