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Judge dismisses child death suit against Staples

Posted: July 2, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Updated: July 2, 2012 5:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Superior Court judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a family whose 2-year-old plunged to his death at Staples Center after a 2010 Laker game, saying the parents put the boy in an "obviously dangerous situation."

The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that the judge dismissed the suit filed in May 2011 by the parents of Lucas Tang on Friday.

Lucas died after suffering massive head injuries in a 50-foot fall from the luxury box during a Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 21, 2010.

Judge Susan Bryant-Deason said in her ruling that even if the arena had a duty to supervise the child, there was no evidence the arena's actions caused the fall.

Lawyers for Lucas' family vowed to appeal.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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