Judge Denies Request For Expedited Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has denied a request to expedite a civil trial against an amusement park in Louisville where a teen's feet were severed when a ride malfunctioned.

The family of 14-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter sought to move up the date of the trial in the lawsuit against Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. It is set for Jan. 12, 2010.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Barry Willett said in a ruling issued Thursday that the date is reasonable due the complexity of the case.

Cables on the Superman Tower of Power ride snapped on June 21, 2007, shearing off the teen's feet.

Lasitter and her family sued, claiming the park failed to maintain the ride and equipment and ensure riders' safety. In court filings, the amusement park has denied liability in the accident.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by keith Location: richmond on Sep 19, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    I think that is absolute hogwash.That girl is affected for life,she put her trust in the amusment part that day and they failed to keep her safe.Now her family will have untelling at the hardships from this and money a beurcrats in our system that are making them wait untill 2010,thats ridiculous.They are liable,they should pay and not after a time when the family of the girl is bankrupted,Our system is a joke,when it comes to the powerful and rich against a poor little girl.what makes this worse is that they are denying responsibility.Thank you-Fed up in Eastern Ky.


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