Media Outlets Cover Coty Lawsuit Press Conference

Media Outlets Cover Coty Lawsuit Press Conference

Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Jan-2015

Keith Coty Hillsborough County School Lawsuit

The Maher Law Firm has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against the Hillsborough County School District and Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the estate of Keith Coty.

Keith died from a brain hemorrhage, which he suffered while under the care and supervision of the teachers and staff of Seminole Heights Elementary School, on January 17, 2014, at the age of 6. Keith was a principal's honor roll student in the first grade at the time of his death.

The lawsuit alleges that the Hillsborough County public school system has engaged in a pattern and practice of acts and omissions that are shocking to the conscience and constitute deliberate indifference to the safety of its students.

In this instance, the lawsuit alleges that Keith died after school officials failed to make a timely 911 call and to take other critical steps in response to his medical emergency.

Attorneys Steve Maher, Dan Cotter and Melissa Powers of The Maher Law Firm are representing the estate of Keith Coty.

Keith's mother, Kaycee Teets, joined our law firm in holding a press conference on Friday, January 16, 2015, to announce the filing of the lawsuit. Several media outlets covered the press conference and have reported on the case.

Please read our press release and links to media coverage below:

For more information, please contact The Maher Law Firm at (866) 334-6326 or directly contact Steve Maher at or Dan Cotter at

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