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Morris Teen Sues Parents for Private School Tuition, Living Expenses

Rachel Canning, of Lincoln Park, is now living at home of Parsippany municipal attorney, alleging parents threw her out in October.

Seeking damages for a supposed outstanding Morris Catholic tuition bill, future encumbered costs for college tuition, and the resulting legal fees, a high school senior from Lincoln Park is suing her parents.

Rachel Canning, 18, says she was kicked out of her home in October by her parents, according to dailyrecord.com. In the time since, she’s stayed at the home of her best friend Jaime Inglesino in Rockaway Township, the report said. Inglesino’s father, John, is the town attorney for Parsippany-Troy Hills Township.

In the lawsuit, Canning is asking that her parents Sean and Elizabeth Canning pay an outstanding $5,306 tuition bill due to private school Morris Catholic, fund the daughter’s current living and transportation expenses, and commit an existing college fund for their daughter, USA Today reported.

Canning has been accepted to a number of colleges and universities. She’s an honor student at the private school and plays lacrosse there.

Canning’s father, a former Lincoln Park police chief and current Mt. Olive Township administrator, says his daughter may have been encouraged to file the suit by the Inglesinos, and that his daughter was never thrown out of the house; rather, she left on her own last fall, dailyrecord.com reported.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Superior Court in Morristown.

faith March 05, 2014 at 07:17 PM
This is such a sad ordeal. Sad because this girl, is a kid without the tools to deal with real life situations. She wants so badly to call the shots.. and refuses to listen to reason. I think that Inglesino should have been more forthright and tried to reconcile this family verses go for a law suit and settlement. The motions in this case are so sad.. and this girl is missing out on so much...I think repairing a family is so much more the right thing to do than striving for a landmark decision. What does this say to all these young people? Just do what you want regardless of what your parents think is best? Or the consequences... Of course there are those wacky people out there... but the majority really want their children to succeed... and want what is best for them.. Parenting is a very hard thing.. and there are so many grey areas.. but common sense usually takes over. Hopefully, someone will step in and point her in the right direction.. We can only hope.
12345678 March 06, 2014 at 08:42 AM
Amen Faith. At this point, I think living with the boyfriends family would have brought her to her senses. It certainly couldn't have turned out worse.
BunG March 07, 2014 at 01:35 PM
In my opinion Rachel is being exploited by her attorney and the family that took her in... Also "son of a former mayor", "wife is attorney" and "retired police chief".. Maybe there is a history here.. Very sad for Rachel and her family.

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