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A New Jersey School District Agrees to Pay $9.1 Million to Parents of Bullied 12-Year-Old Who Died by Suicide

The Rockaway Township School District in Morris County has agreed to pay $9.1 million to the parents of Mallory Grossman, the 12-year-old whose death by suicide in 2017 sparked a national debate about bullying and prompted new legislation in New Jersey.

The settlement, announced Wednesday, marks the largest-ever payout in a bullying case in the state, according to Bruce Nagel of Nagel Rice in Roseland, who represented the family.

The sixth grader at Copeland Middle School took her life on June 14, 2017, after enduring “relentless” bullying by her classmates, said her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, who filed suit later that year against Rockaway Township, its school district and school administrators, saying they had failed to protect their daughter.

Read the source article at NorthJersey.com

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