Judge rules parents can sue NJ college

November 11, 2011 5:56:32 AM PST
A judge says the parents of a freshman can continue their wrongful death lawsuit against The College of New Jersey.

Susan and John Fiocco Sr. claim lax security allowed a stranger to enter a dormitory and murder their son, John, in 2006. His blood was found around a trash compactor and his body was found in a landfill a month later.

The judge ruled the college is not shielded from liability because a jury could conclude the school was negligent or allowed a dangerous situation to exist.

The parents' lawyer, Christine O'Hearn, told The Times of Trenton the family looks forward to a fair resolution of the case.

College spokeswoman Stacy Schuster told the newspaper we may never learn the circumstances of Fiocco's death.


Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times