The Saratogian is reporting that the family of Alexander Grant has dropped their $5 million lawsuit against the people they claimed were involved with his death. The lawsuit named nine defendants, eight of whom were Skidmore students when it was filed last spring.
In a statement released through their lawyer, the Grants expressed regret at the steps taken in filing suit. They are now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of any individuals who may have been responsible for Grant’s death.
“After speaking with most of the parties, as well as their families, we have discontinued the lawsuit in its entirety,” they said. “There is a strong possibility that key elements of the tragedy have yet to be brought to light. We believe we have a grave obligation to do everything in our power to determine the causes of his death, and will continue to seek information until we are satisfied that all relevant facts are in our possession.”
Grant’s parents have asked anyone with information about their son’s death to call 1-877-216-9588 or go to www.alexgranttips.org. Requests for anonymity will be honored.