Lawsuit Over Girls Slaying Gets New Trial

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit that claims a school bus company was negligent in the death of Waterloo girl who was killed after being dropped off at the wrong bus stop.

The court issued its ruling Wednesday, saying a jury should decide whether First Student Inc. was negligent for letting Donnisha Hill off at a wrong bus stop.

A Black Hawk County District Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by
Hill's parents against First Student Inc., saying the 13-year-old
girl's death was beyond the bus company's responsibility.

Hill failed to get off at the right stop on Oct. 27, 2006. Her body was found the next day in Illinois.

A spokeswoman for First Student declined comment. A telephone
messages left an attorney for Hill's parents was not immediately
returned.


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