A New Jersey Supreme Court judge dismissed Rachel Canning’s case against her parents. Canning is the 18-year-old who’s suing her parents for throwing her out of their home (she wouldn’t follow their rules) and then refusing to pay for her private high school–she’s a senior at Morris Catholic High School. Oh, and she asked for living expenses ($650 weekly). But Canning’s allegedly draconian parents (they asked her to do chores and break up with a bad-influence boyfriend) aren’t yet in the legal clear. Another trial scheduled for April will consider the legal obligation of Rachel’s parents to pay for her college tuition.
Meanwhile Rachel Canning has been staying with the family of her best friend. The friend’s father, former Morris County Freeholder John Inglesino, is paying for the lawsuit. (Attorney client privilege makes it hard to know whether the young Canning’s attorneys are costing Inglesino more than the semester’s tuition and $650 per week she’s seeking, but a quick look at hourly attorney rates in the area would indicate the answer is yes.) Inglesino happens to be a fundraiser for and friend of embattled NJ Governor Chris Christie, who in 2012 appointed Inglesino to the state’s Education Funding Task Force. We’re not sure this is what Christie had in mind, but Inglesino sure is trying to make sure Canning’s parents fund her education.