In a new settlement, Christine Trampler, Martin’s mother, will receive $200,000, less attorney’s fees, which includes an appeal and a new filing.
[October 16]Trampler’s ex-husband, Arthur Trampler, was found dead Monday night in an apparent carbon monoxide suicide at home in Springfield, Mo., officials there said. Busch had put him on the suit’s witness list but recently removed his name.

In an out-of-court agreement, Martin’s father, Larry Eby, agreed to accept $200,000 from Busch and is no longer part of the lawsuit.
Attorneys for Resopndent stated:
“It continues to be Mr. Busch’s desire to get this matter over as soon as possible and to get as much of the settlement funds into Blake Martin’s guardianship. Mrs. Trampler’s TV appearance in which she stated all she was seeking was information was surprising. All we have heard from her through her legal counsel is that she only wants money. The grandfather, Larry Eby, as agreed to put all of his settlement funds into a trust for the benefit of Blake Martin. Mr. Busch hopes that Christine Trampler will do the same thing.”


[May 2]

Kevin Martin, D.O., Natural Guardian and Conservator for Blake Martin, Respondent, vs. August A. Busch, IV, Respondent, vs. Larry Eby and Christine Trampler, Appellants.

Respondent August A. Busch, IV’s application for transfer from the Missouri Court of Appeals, No. ED96814, denied. Draper, J., not participating.
an appellate court found that Larry Eby and Christine Trampler had a right to join the case. The state supreme court on April 3 refused Busch’s request for reconsideration of the appellate court ruling.
The ruling gives Trampler and Eby greater control over legal strategy and the decision whether to accept the $1.5 million settlement offer
[February 15, 2912]The Missouri Court of Appeals in the Eastern District released an opinion today declaring that George “Larry” Eby and Christine Trampler — the parents of the late Adrienne Nicole Martin, former girlfriend of St. Louis beer scion August Busch IV — have the right to join in on the wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of Martin’s young son, Blake.
The three appellate judges, who ruled unanimously, cited Missouri’s Wrongful Death statute, which gives equal power to a decedent’s spouse, children and parents when it comes to recovering damages.

The decision means that Martin’s mother and estranged father could possibly receive a piece of any settlement pie. It also means that Busch, who has kept a low profile since Martin’s death and originally sought to settle the matter quickly, won’t be shedding his legal baggage any time soon.

Missouri Court of Appeals

Missouri Court of Appeals


Attorney John Q. Kelly

Attorney John Q. Kelly

Christine Trampler

Christine Trampler

Blake Alexander Martin

Blake Alexander Martin

Wrongful Death Action on behalf of Blake

Wrongful Death Action on behalf of Blake

Adrienne Martin, 27, was found dead at the home of August Busch IV just before Christmas. Now Kevin Martin, her ex-husband has filed a wrongful death lawsuit for unspecified damages on behalf of their eight-year-old son, Blake. He claims his actions ‘contributed or caused Blake Alexander Martin [his son] to suffer loss of comfort and companionship’ through the death of his mother. The lawsuit does not explain what those actions were. But Blake’s grandmother, Christine Trampler, is worried about this lawsuit and is now taking legal action of her own. She has concerns that Blake’s best interests might not be represented. Trampler says she’ll be asking for a Guardian ad Litem to be appointed during this lawsuit and she’ll be seeking custody of Blake.
She questions Kevin’s fitness as Blake’s parent and that she wants the court to explore the close relationship between Kevin and Mr. Busch. Trampler has hired high-profile New York attorney John Q. Kelly, who represented Nicole Brown Simpson and the parents of Natalie Holloway.

Adolphus Busch IV
 Lewis and Clark Community College.

Lewis and Clark Community College.

connected to soccer

connected to soccer

– got that?
Adolphus Busch IV, uncle of August Busch IV, lives outside St. Louis on a 2,000-acre working farm and has generally stayed out of the public eye.
Busch relative busted at Godfrey beer bash
March 26, 2008 2:34 PM

GODFREY – Adolphus August Busch V, 17, was arrested and charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor. He allegedly admitted drinking three beers. A Madison County sheriff’s deputy said those arrested were drinking Natural Light, an Anheuser-Busch product, and rum.

Busch V listed the same address in O’Fallon as Adolphus Busch IV, a member of the same family that founded the Anheuser-Busch brewery.

“Neither this individual nor his parents are employees of Anheuser-Busch,” brewery spokeswoman Francine I. Katz said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “This company therefore has no involvement in this matter.”

Busch V posted $100 bond Wednesday and was released, authorities said.

Eight other young people also were arrested at a residence in Godfrey. Authorities said they are connected to the men’s soccer team at Lewis and Clark Community College.

The teenagers were arrested at an apartment in the 1200 block of Surrey Court in Godfrey, the home of Andrew R. Herr, 18.

Herr answered the door and allowed deputies inside. The deputies were responding to a complaint of a noise disturbance.

“While speaking with Herr, the deputies observed eight additional subjects inside the apartment, along with an abundance of open beer cans,” a news release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department said.

The young people arrested and charged arrested allegedly admitted to having consumed beer, and some submitted to blood-alcohol tests that confirmed they had been drinking. Herr showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent and allegedly admitted drinking five or six beers. A blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent constitutes a legal presumption of intoxication in Illinois.

All of the suspects were taken to the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville, except for one female juvenile, who was turned over to the custody of her mother.

Also arrested and charged were Kimberly Ann Kahre, 18, of St. Charles; Courtney Rose Holt, 17, of St. Charles;

As InBev (slowly) puts the wheels in motion to remove Anheuser-Busch’s (BUD) board, a new character in the drama is emerged: Adolphus Busch IV. Adolphus, BUD’s founder’s great grandson, is not to be confused with his nephew, Augustus Busch IV, the founder’s great great grandson.

Adolphus is on InBev’s slate of directors since BUD was sold to InBev . So who is this modern-day Benedict Arnold / shareholder hero, anyway? Here are some fun facts :

* Adolphus Busch IV has been a vocal proponent of the buyout from the start.

* Adolphus thinks an InBev buyout could be “a blessing for everybody.”

* Adolphus hasn’t spent much time directly involved in the company, but still has made a career working with beer makers.

* Adolphus gave the maximum allowed contribution to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Presidential primary

Adrienne Martin

Adrienne Martin

911 call

FRONTENAC, Mo. Police have released the 911 call that led them to find the body of Adrienne N. Martin, a 27-year-old aspiring model, in the upscale suburban St. Louis home of ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV.

Police were called on Dec. 19 by Michael Jung, a Busch family employee. Here’s a transcript of the call:

Operator: Emergency 9-1-1

Michael Jung: We need an ambulance at 2032 South Lindbergh.

O: Is that a residence or business?

MJ: Residence

O: Okay, what’s the problem?

MJ: This girl’s just not waking up.

O: Is she breathing?

MJ: We don’t know. It’s dark back there. I’m gonna get a light and try and see.

O: Okay, I’ll get them going right away.

Frontenac Police Chief Thomas Becker says the investigation continues, by his department and the county medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive. Police also confirm that August Busch IV, who’d been dating Martin, was in the home at the time.

Art Margulis, an attorney for Busch, said Martin was a friend of Busch who was visiting the home and there was “absolutely nothing suspicious” about her death.