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Pittsburgh, County Settle 911 Blizzard Death Suit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died at home after waiting 30 hours for help despite 10 calls to 911 during a record-setting snowstorm.

The attorney for Curtis Mitchell's family tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that terms of the settlement won't be disclosed until city and county officials can approve the deal in the next few days.

The lawsuit was thrown out of federal court last year, but remaining claims under state law were scheduled to go to trial Friday in Common Pleas Court.

Medics couldn't reach Mitchell's home during the February 2010 blizzard and asked him to walk to them instead.

The city solicitor confirmed the settlement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which first reported on it.


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