Dad awarded $300K in son's dragging death

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Associated Press

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old boy who was dragged to death while trying to climb aboard the school bus has been awarded $300,000 in damages.

The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/XRa4MZ ) the ruling from statel District Judge Kristian Earles on Wednesday came after two days of emotional testimony in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Marcus Miller of Lafayette.

Miller's son, La'Derion Miller, died on March 18, 2011, several days after he was injured while getting on to the school bus outside his home.

Earles awarded Miller $250,000 in his wrongful death claim and $50,000 in "survival action" damages. Miller had sought damages of $2.3 million.

The defendants in the case included the Lafayette Parish School System, the now-retired bus driver and their insurance companies.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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