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Did the Frederick family ever sue the city or Black Hills Energy over Bob Frederick’s death? Did the family of the Tonganoxie boy who was hurt by the laughing gas ever file a lawsuit?

Black Hills Energy has not been named in any lawsuits filed in Douglas County District Court, according to a search of a public court records database. The city billed the natural gas company $48 to patch the part of pavement that allegedly caused the accident that led to the death of former Kansas University Athletic Director Bob Frederick. Black Hills had been working in the area of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive before the June 12 accident in that location. A search of Douglas County court records shows no lawsuit was filed by the family of Austin Stone, of Tonganoxie. Stone was severely injured March 30 while allegedly having his wisdom teeth pulled at Dr. S. Kirk Vincent’s dental office at 4811 Bob Billings Parkway in Lawrence, because of an improperly installed medical gas system.


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