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Michigan Supreme Court will look at liability issues in UP girl’s 2015 gym death

Amarah Filizetti, the daughter of a cheerleading coach, died when a 325-pound panel fell on her.
FILE. Printed photo of Amarah Filizetti, who died in September 2015.
FILE. Printed photo of Amarah Filizetti, who died in September 2015.(WLUC)
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT
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GWINN, Mich. (AP/WLUC) - The Michigan Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in a dispute over liability for the death of a 4-year-old girl.

She was accidentally killed at a school gym in the Upper Peninsula in 2015.

The Court of Appeals last summer reversed the opinion of a Marquette County judge and ruled in favor of the Gwinn school district and various individuals.

Amarah Filizetti, the daughter of a cheerleading coach, died when a 325-pound panel fell on her.

Staff were in the process of putting the panel in place to shield a portable stage.

The Supreme Court wants to focus on whether the district has immunity under government tort law.

Here’s a story from 2016 regarding the initial lawsuit.

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