2 officials dropped from wrongful death suit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge in Louisville has removed two
high school officials from a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from
the death of a 15-year-old football player.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports that Judge Mitch Perry
dropped Pleasure Ridge Park High School principal David Johnson and
athletic director Craig Webb from the suit Wednesday.
Perry ruled there was no indication the two officials failed to
enforce rules set out by Jefferson County Public Schools and the
Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Michele Crockett and Jeff Gilpin filed suit against former head
coach Jason Stinson, five assistant coaches and Johnson and Webb
after their son's death in August 2008. A trial is scheduled in
June. Their son, Max Gilpin, collapsed after football practice and
later died.
The lawsuit seeks more than $19 million in damages.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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