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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Jury reaches verdict in wrongful death case

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jury members involved in the wrongful death case filed on behalf of the family of Kodi Braden Pipes, a 13-year-old Clay City Jr.-Sr. High student against the Clay Community School Corporation returned a verdict in favor of the family Thursday afternoon.

Pipes's mother, Ronna Timberman, was awarded $250,000 and his father, John Pipes II, was awarded $175,000 in damages.

Kodi Pipes collapsed while shooting free throws at eighth-grade basketball practice in November 2003. Following his collapse, CPR was administered immediately and Pipes was later pronounced dead after being transported to the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. An autopsy determined heart failure was the cause of his death.

"Justice was served today," Timberman said. "I just hope that this doesn't happen again to anyone else."

The Brazil Times will provide further information about this case as it becomes available.


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-- Posted by MyDean35 on Sat, Dec 29, 2007, at 4:41 PM

-- Posted by MyDean35 on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 4:00 PM

So many people think that this suit was all about money, when in reality it was about getting the truth out about what happened on the tragic night. I do not understand why some people continue bashing the family , especially the parents and I do not understand why my family has been criticized so much for this lawsuit and why personal and other vendettas have occurred . Like my brother being ask to leave the clay city police department, which most people there did not realize he volunteered his time and was not paid for what he did. He did this to help the community and be there for the kids.

In retrospect my family lost Kodi and he can never be replaced. So some of you making harsh comments on here have lost a child then I expect you to keep those comments to yourself and maybe trying looking at his tragic event from the prospective of the parents and the family and his many friends point of view.

The whole things comes down to that the coach did something he was asked not to do. Then it went to so many errors by the staff and administrators of Clay City, alot of them I think would like to sweep this tragic death under the rug and tarnish their blue ribbon name on the school, but they need to face reality it did happen at the school and if I was a parent or grandparent of a child attending any Clay Community

Schools I would be questioning the safety of my children there,plus checking to see if there is a proper policy of if they even have one on handling certain emergency situations, especially if a student is hurt and they follow proper steps. Just a little suggestion .to make you all think

-- Posted by MyDean35 on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 7:26 PM

-- Posted by MyDean35 on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 7:27 PM

So many people think that this suit was all about money, when in reality it was about getting the truth out about what happened on the tragic night. I do not understand why some people continue bashing the family , especially the parents and I do not understand why my family has been criticized so much for this lawsuit and why personal and other vendettas have occurred . Like my brother being ask to leave the clay city police department, which most people there did not realize he volunteered his time and was not paid for what he did. He did this to help the community and be there for the kids.

In retrospect my family lost Kodi and he can never be replaced. So some of you making harsh comments on here have lost a child then I expect you to keep those comments to yourself and maybe trying looking at his tragic event from the prospective of the parents and the family and his many friends point of view.

The whole things comes down to that the coach did something he was asked not to do. Then it went to so many errors by the staff and administrators of Clay City, alot of them I think would like to sweep this tragic death under the rug and tarnish their blue ribbon name on the school, but they need to face reality it did happen at the school and if I was a parent or grandparent of a child attending any Clay Community

Schools I would be questioning the safety of my children there,plus checking to see if there is a proper policy of if they even have one on handling certain emergency situations, especially if a student is hurt and they follow proper steps. Just a little suggestion .to make you all think

-- Posted by MyDean35 on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 7:28 PM


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