A Missouri appeals court has ruled that the parents of a woman who died in the home of former beer baron August Busch IV can join a legal action against him. 

Adrienne Martin died from a drug overdose at Busch’s mansion a year ago. The court’s ruling says her parents can join her 9-year-old son in seeking damages. The decision gives them more control over legal strategy and whether to accept a $1.5 million settlement offer.