Out of court payment in Maier case

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The Independent Online

Two top international ski officials charged after the death of Ulrike Maier, of Austria, have agreed out of court to pay pounds 340,000 to Maier's daughter. The charges against them were suspended. Kurt Hoch, race director for the International Ski Federation and his assistant, Jan Tischhauser, had been charged with manslaughter through negligence in the death of Maier, who broke her neck in a 65-mph crash during a World Cup downhill race in January at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.