Teen Who Sued Parents for Money Returns Home
Rachel Canning has moved back in with her family
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2014 1:58 PM CDT
High school senior Rachel Canning, 18, appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.   (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp, Pool)

(Newser) – Rachel Canning, the New Jersey teen who made headlines by suing her parents for college tuition money, is ... back at their place. Her parents' attorney announced today that the 18-year-old returned to the family home and has "reunited with her parents and siblings," but that the return "is not contingent on any financial and/or other considerations." Canning moved out in October and had been staying with her best friend, whose family paid her legal fees and has been accused of providing her with alcohol.

The lawsuit has not been officially withdrawn, reports the Daily Record, but the parents' attorney said the case was "over on a different level, not legal." He didn't elaborate on that confusing statement. While a judge last week rejected the teen's demand that her parents pay her remaining high school tuition, he set a court date of April 22 to address the larger issue of their financial obligations to her as an adult, reports the AP. It's not clear yet whether that will still take place.

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clarkston6
Mar 13, 2014 4:25 PM CDT
I feel she was manipulated by the BFF's dad... putting ideas in her head that her parents are whacked when it was indeed him. Wonder what made her go home, did the BFF's dad put some moves on her?? A grown man abusing his power by going against another parents rules and values and housing a delinquent... let alone dragging them into the courts. Conflict of interests.. he should lose his license. Bet if she was on the streets..... she would not have left home so quickly let alone ever bringing her parents to the courts with no $$$$$ She will regret all of this someday....
Southbound
Mar 13, 2014 2:23 PM CDT
The parents should disown this ungrateful little bitch. They should have thrown all of her possessions in the trash and changed the locks when she left. They're just asking for trouble by taking her back.
Red_Ruffansore
Mar 13, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
Once you go outside the circle and bring in outside forces, it's on, scorched earth. You would have been disowned and on your own from that point on. You're 18 and a know it all, so go show the world what you know cupcake.