teen death certificate lawsuit

Family takes Pierce County coroner to court over suicide

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The family of a 16-year-old boy who died from a fall off a Washington state bridge is asking the court to intervene on his official death certificate.Michael Gish on Wednesday petitioned a Pierce County Superior Court judge to review Pierce County Medical Examiner Thomas Clark's determination that his son, Jordon Gish, died by suicide.The family says the boy's death was an accident and the suicide ruling is affecting benefit claims.