A lawsuit against companies that made and sold a faulty casket will not be reinstated, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled.

The children of a deceased Hancock County, Ky., man sued Aurora Casket Co. in Aurora, Ind., and Canada-based Victoriaville Caskets in 2002 after the bottom dropped out of a coffin as it was removed from a funeral coach. According to court records, when the bottom of the casket gave way, the upper portion of the body came out in clear view of the mourning family.