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Morris Teen Who Sued Her Parents Picks a College

Rachel Canning made the announcement on her Facebook page.

The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University.

Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.

Western New England University, located in Springfield, Mass., will cost $46,154 for tuition, fees and room and board for full-time undergraduate students in the 2014-15 school year.

Canning's lawsuit against her parents was dismissed last month. Family Division Judge Peter Bogaard ruled in Morristown that he “found that (Rachel’s) decision to dismiss the litigation was a knowing and voluntary decision,” and he ordered the case dismissed.

Canning moved back into her parents' Lincoln Park home last month after she had been staying with a friend in Rockaway Township since two days before her 18th birthday in October.

Her friend's father, John Inglesino, the municipal attorney for Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and former Rockaway Township mayor and Morris County freeholder, bankrolled the legal fees Canning needed for the suit.

Canning's request for more than $5,000 in tuition costs for Morris Catholic, college application fees, living and travel expenses and future tuition payments for the college she decides to attend was denied by a judge earlier this month.
Karen Langlois April 03, 2014 at 10:51 AM
I think there should be real questions about the friend's father bankrolling her legal fees. I can understand the father allowing her to live with them if she was not getting along with her parents, but to bankroll the legal fees is something else. Who does that? Patch, that is the real story.
Parent April 07, 2014 at 06:40 AM
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 07, 2014 at 11:43 PM
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 AM
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
Igor May 01, 2014 at 09:20 AM
I wouldn't want to marry this girl. Probably divorce him strain him dry. The big question is what is the friends father getting out of this?

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