Lawsuit allowed in MIT suicide
Elizabeth Shin had been treated for medical problems and suicide threats at MIT before she set herself a fire in her dorm room in 2000.
In a case watched closely by universities across the country, a Middlesex Superior Court judge has ruled that the parents of an MIT student who committed suicide at the college can proceed with their lawsuit against college administrators and staff, a decision some higher education officials say is unusually expansive and alarming. (Full article: 987 words)
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