At some point in every young person’s life, they learn to pick their battles—either voluntarily or inadvertently. Rachel Canning, who made headlines last month for suing her parents for college tuition money, has apparently reached that stage. The high schooler moved back home with her parents earlier this week.
Canning’s parents’ lawer, Angelo Sarno, made the announcment today, saying that their young daughter “has returned home and reunited with her parents and siblings.” As they say, all’s well that ends well, especially when that end doesn’t include any additional financial hardship. As Sarno added:
“Her return home is not contingent on any financial and/or other considerations."
Prior to moving home, Canning had been living with her BFF, daughter of Jersey attorney John Inglesino. Inglesino, for his part, says he encouraged Canning to move back home and fronted her legal fees.
Problem is, though, that the Inglesino family already played a central role in Canning’s leaving, anyway, with her parents accusing the family of having “given Rachel access to alcohol since she was 15.” In fact, the whole situation started after Canning left and a debate began about whether she was kicked out or moved out of her own volition.
Of course, though, this is just the latest in a case that seemed to culminate last week when a judge refused to reward the young Canning with $650 a week in child support, her private high school fees, and attorney costs. So, to recap, learn from Rachel Canning’s example, kids. It’ll be cheaper in the long run.
Otherwise, parents, be sure to send your kid to public school. They'll never learn to sue you there.