A number of applications seeking to have a judge to hear their case against a Colorado man who died in a hail storm in 2008 were filed Monday in U.N. courts.
The filings, made by the nonprofit Culver’s Law Office and filed with the U.K. High Court in London, allege that the man, a resident of Colorado Springs, was suffering from depression and had been drinking and smoking when he collapsed and died at a local hospital.
In the filings, Culver says the man’s death was caused by a severe storm and that the state of Colorado failed to provide adequate care for him.
The group also seeks an investigation into the death, the filing says.
Culvers lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The man, John Culver, was living in the city of Denver at the time of his death.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ and a volunteer at the UCC.
His family said in a statement that he had recently taken up a career in legal assistance.