Family settles with 3 students in slack line suit

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 15, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The family of a Utah college student who died after riding his bike into a rope tied between two trees has agreed to dismiss three students from a wrongful death lawsuit.

The rope known as a "slack line" was set up by the students on Utah State University's campus to practice their balance.

The Herald Journal reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1qRTxrx) that Rafael Seminario, an attorney for one of the students, says three students reached a confidential settlement with the family of 24-year-old Eric Anderson to avoid an emotion trial.

Anderson family attorney Lonn Litchfield declined to comment Monday.

The family is still suing the university, saying the school is responsible for keeping the campus safe.

Authorities say Anderson slammed into the chest-high line on the Logan campus in August 2013. He died at the hospital.

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