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Sealed pending appeal. That’s the status of the cause of death of Zachery Tims, the Orlando, Fla.-area mega-church pastor who died in a W Hotel room last August.

A New York State Appellate Court ruled on the case on Tuesday.

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Tims’ autopsy and toxicology reports have been completed since October, but Madeline Tims, mother of the late pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, sued to keep the results from going public.

Oral arguments are scheduled for Sept. 4 in Madeline Tims’ move to keep her son’s death cause private. A ruling may not come down from the bench until early 2013, according to attorney Ricardo E. Oquendo, who is representing Madeline Tims in the suit.