Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death dismissed

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Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death dismissed
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Bassist Paul Gray of Slipknot, seen here performing in concert at the Freeman Coliseum March 1, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Paul Gray of Slipknot in concert in San Antonio, Texas on May 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jay West/WireImage)
Paul Gray, #2, of Slipknot, shot in Des Moines, Iowa, 27/06/08 -; (Photo by Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 01: Photo of SLIPKNOT and Paul GRAY; (#2) Paul Gray - posed, studio (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Slipknot member, center, and guests arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
US Slipknot perform at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The festival ends Sunday. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Thomas Borberg) DENMARK OUT
US Slipknot perform at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The festival ends Sunday. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Thomas Borberg) DENMARK OUT
Clown and Sid from Slipknot arrive for the Kerrang! Awards 2013, London, Thursday, June. 13, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
The band Slipknot accepts the Best Live Band award at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Musician and vocalist of Slipknot Corey Taylor, left, poses with guitarist of Anthrax, Scott Ian, as they arrive for the Kerrang Awards 2012, at a central London venue. Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
A member of Slipknot performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Sept. 25, 2011. The festival, which runs through Oct. 2, includes performances by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Coldplay. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Fans cheer as Slipknot performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Sept. 25, 2011. The festival, which runs through Oct. 2, includes performances by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Coldplay. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brenna Gray speaks about the death of her husband Slipknot bassist Paul Gray during a news conference, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. An autopsy failed Tuesday to determine how Paul Gray died at a suburban Des Moines hotel, and it likely will be weeks before toxicology results are available that could determine the cause of death, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor reacts after speaking about the death of bassist Paul Gray during a news conference, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. An autopsy failed Tuesday to determine how Gray died at a suburban Des Moines hotel, and it likely will be weeks before toxicology results are available that could determine the cause of death, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Slipknot's Mick Thomson looks on with fellow band members during a news conference about the death of bassist Paul Gray, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. An autopsy failed Tuesday to determine how Gray died at a suburban Des Moines hotel, and it likely will be weeks before toxicology results are available that could determine the cause of death, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Slipknot band members looks on during a news conference about the death of bassist Paul Gray, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. An autopsy failed Tuesday to determine how Gray died at a suburban Des Moines hotel, and it likely will be weeks before toxicology results are available that could determine the cause of death, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
James "Jim" Root, guitarist of American new metal band Slipknot, performs during a concert of the band Thursday, July 9 2009, at the Optimus Alive music festival in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **
Corey Taylor, singer of the US metal band Slipknot, performs on stage during the Greenfield Open Air festival in Interlaken, Switzerland, on Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer)
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2005 file photo, Paul Gray from the group Slipknot arrives for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, the group Slipknot pose with their award for best metal performance for "Before I Forget" at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Police say the band's bassist, Paul Gray, right, was found dead in an Urbandale, Iowa hotel room Monday, May 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 04: Corey Taylor from Slipknot performs on Day 1 at the Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2013 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
American heavy metal band Slipknot performs on main stage during the Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK/ TORKIL ADSERSEN DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read TORKIL ADSERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
CASTLE DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: Percussionist Shawn Crahan of American heavy metal group Slipknot performing live on the Main Stage at Download Festival on June 14, 2013. (Photo by Kevin Nixon/Classic Rock Magazine/TeamRock via Getty Images)
DONNINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs headlining at Day 1 of The Download Festival at Donnington Park on June 14, 2013 in Donnington, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Slipknot arrive at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on May 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JULY 01: Shawn Crahan of Slipknot at 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 1, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Jay West/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JULY 1: Craig Jones of Slipknot performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 1, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 25: Fan of Slipknot during the Rock in Rio Festival on September 25, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rock in Rio Festival comes back to Brazil after ten years. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs live on stage at Sonisphere Festival on July 10, 2011. (Photo by Kevin Nixon/Metal Hammer Magazine/Team Rock via Getty Images)
Paul Gray, #2, of Slipknot, shot in Des Moines, Iowa, 27/06/08 -; (Photo by Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Sid Wilson, Paul Gray, Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor and of Slipknot, nominee Best Metal Performance for 'Before I Forget' (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2000: Photo of SLIPKNOT and Chris FEHN and Shawn CRAHAN and Sid WILSON and Craig JONES and Corey TAYLOR and Mick THOMSON and Joey JORDISON and Paul GRAY and James ROOT; L-R: (#4) James Root, (#2) Paul Gray, (#3) Chris Fehn, (#5) Craig '133' Jones, (#1) Joey Jordison, (#8) Corey Taylor, (#6) Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, (#0) Sid Wilson, (#7) Mick Thomson - posed, studio, group shot (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Family and friends of Slipknot band members react during a news conference about the death of bassist Paul Gray, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. An autopsy failed Tuesday to determine how Gray died at a suburban Des Moines hotel, and it likely will be weeks before toxicology results are available that could determine the cause of death, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2005 file photo, Paul Gray from the group Slipknot arrives for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Corey Taylor from Slipknot headlines the Orange Stage on Day 1 of the Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2013 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Rob Ball/Getty Images)
Shawn Crahan, #6, of Slipknot, shot in Des Moines, Iowa, 27/06/08 -; (Photo by Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Joey Jordison, #1, of Slipknot, shot in Des Moines, Iowa, 27/06/08 -; (Photo by Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images)
DONINGTON PARK, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Chris Fehn (aka #3) of Slipknot poses for a studio portrait session backstage at the Download Festival, Donington Park, Leicestershire on June 13th, 2009. (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Corey Taylor lead singer of American metal band Slipknot performs on stage at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales on December 05 2008. (Photo by Nigel Crane/Redferns)
GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29: ZENITH Photo of SLIPKNOT, Slipknot fans (Photo by Stefan M. Prager/Redferns)
AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26: ACER ARENA Photo of SLIPKNOT and Corey TAYLOR, Corey Taylor performing on stage (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26: Drummer Joey Jordison of heavy metal band Slipknot performs on stage in concert at Acer Arena on October 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 18: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Slipknot backstage during the live taping of MTV's 'FNMTV' on July 18, 2008 in Hollywood, CA. The show airs Fridays at 8pm on MTV. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
LONDON - MARCH 13: Corey Taylor of Stone Sour performs on stage at the Astoria March 13, 2007 in London, England. The concert is in promotion of their album Come What(ever) May from the project founded by Slipknot members Corey Taylor and James Root. (Photo by Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty Images)
Jim Root component of the group Slipknot in the Festimad ' 01 Metrosur Festimad ' 01 Rolls of press of the group Slipknot (Photo by Carlos Muina/Cover/Getty Images)
Slipknot, nominee Best Metal Performance for 'Before I Forget' (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
Music group SlipKnot pose before their show at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., March 6, 2005. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)
Slipknot's Joey Jordison during Ozzfest 2004 Press Conference at Avalon in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Slipknot during Los Angeles Premiere for 'Freddy Vs. Jason' - Arrivals at Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: Photo of Corey TAYLOR; singer with Stone Sour & Slipknot (Photo by Hayley Madden/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: Photo of Corey TAYLOR; singer with Stone Sour & Slipknot (Photo by Hayley Madden/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: Photo of Slipknot; Slipknot play the Manchester Apollo - 2002 (Photo by Jon Super/Redferns)
Mudvayne during Pledge of Allegiance Concert Including Slipknot, System, and More at Cox Arena in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by Annamaria DiSanto/WireImage)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.

The Des Moines Register says Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled earlier this week to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Brenna Gray against Dr. Daniel Baldi. Stovall said plaintiffs have up to two years to file.

Paul Gray died of an overdose in July 2010; Brenna Gray filed her suit on Feb. 14, 2014, accusing Baldi of failing to help her husband overcome his drug addictions.

Gray's lawyer said the statute of limitations shouldn't have started until she had reason to believe Baldi caused her husband's death. The judge disagreed.

Baldi was acquitted May 1 of involuntary manslaughter in connection with several patiet deaths, including Paul Gray.

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