A federal judge has thrown out several claims made by a southern New Jersey man who sued a high school over his son's dismissal from the school's track team.
Ervin Mears Jr. claims in the suit filed last year that his son was kicked off the Sterling High School team and subjected to bullying and harassment. He's seeking $40 million -- as well as varsity letters and championship jackets from 2012 and 2013.
But the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports the judge threw out four counts on Monday and determined that two other counts, as initially presented, didn't support Mears' claims. But he did say Mears could amend those counts in an effort to continue the suit.
Mears has 30 days to make that decision.