Hilberling files wrongful death suit in husband's death


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Updated: 9/19/2012 5:22 pm Published: 9/19/2012 4:25 pm


A woman accused of pushing her husband out of a window to his death has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the apartment complex where it happened.

Amber Hilberling is charged with her husband’s death. He died in June of 2011 after falling from their 25th floor apartment at the University Club Towers. She was seven months pregnant at the time.

Prosecutors allege Amber Hilberling pushed her husband to his death. The wrongful death suit filed by Hilberling alleges Josh Hilberling tripped and stumbled into the window and fell to his death.

The lawsuit claims the window in the apartment was made of single pane glass that violated building codes and safety standards and could be broken with a minimum of pressure.

Hilberling's attorney, Jasen Corns released this statement about the lawsuit:

"This was a window as large as a dining room table and as thin as a napkin. It was dangerously unsafe and had no business in a 25th floor living room. Had the window been reasonably safe, Amber would not be a widow and her child would have a father."


The lawsuit alleges the defendants, University Club Tower, University Mansion Limited Partnership and Realty Management, should have known the window was unsafe and should have installed safety glass.

The lawsuit asks for actual damages of $10,000 and damages for pain and suffering, grief, loss of earnings and household contributions, loss of consortium, companionship and punitive damages for both Amber Hilberling and the couple’s child.

Hilberling's bond was revoked in January after she she violated the terms of her pre-trial release by twice testing positive for marijuana.  Amber Hilberling’s trial is scheduled for March.


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aleman - 9/21/2012 2:06 PM
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He tripped and fell through the window...ooooooh!reallllly?

Mayor Maynot - 9/20/2012 11:03 AM
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Grasping at straws. Don't get me wrong if I were in her shoes I would probably be more desperate. I'd sue em for building the building up instead of down. At the end of the day M O N E Y talks. She signed on the lease and probably was the signature on more than one check to live there. Every endorsement that was made shows ratification of how pleased she was with the structure as a whole.

t town253 - 9/20/2012 9:34 AM
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Wow......!!!! People just cannot take responsibility for their actions anymore its wild. She pushes her husband into the window....and then BLAMES the apartment complex for HER actions. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont care how freaking thin the windows are.....SHE SHOULDNT HAVE PUSHED HER HUSBAND!!

TexasMomma - 9/19/2012 10:17 PM
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I lived in that University Club building. We we're on the 16th floor and the windows were plain scary. Even a small amount of wind or rain rattled them in the frame easily!!! I've ever since warned people with small children away from that building!!

USEagle - 9/19/2012 7:54 PM
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If she wins the suit, the "judge" needs to be removed immediately!
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