Father Sues Cornell for $180 Million Dollars Over Son's Suicide
The parent of a Cornell student who committed suicide in 2010 is suing the university for $180 million in damages.
Howard Ginsburg, father of Bradley Ginsburg, maintains that the school did not fulfill its responsibility to ensure the safety of bridges near the campus. The 18-year-old economics major jumped to his death in February of 2010. Two other students also committed suicide by jumping off Cornell bridges in the weeks following his death.
Ginsburg alleges that school administrators knew how problematic suicide had become at the university, but did not inform parents of the issue. He states in the lawsuit that the school "substituted its corporate judgment for parent involvement."
"Cornell fought for years putting any kind of barriers on the bridges, for environmental reasons, the gorgeous views," he told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. "I've equated this to leaving a loaded gun on the table."
Cornell University declined to comment on the lawsuit.