Tyler Clementi’s Parents May Sue Rutgers University

The parents of Tyler Clementi, who killed himself in September after fellow Rutgers students broadcast webcam footage of him in an encounter with another man, have filed court documents preserving their right to sue the university over his death – but have not yet decided whether to sue.

“Under New Jersey law, a public entity such as Rutgers University must be provided with these notices within a specified limited time after the occurrence in question in order to preserve a person’s right to sue the public entity in the future,” said a statement issued by Paul Mainardi, an attorney for Joseph and Jane Clementi, Tyler’s parents.

“Contrary to early press reports, the Clementis have not filed suit against Rutgers University,” the statement says, “and a decision as to whether to file suit against Rutgers University in the future has not been made.”