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N.J. teen sues parents for tuition

Published On: Mar 04 2014 07:22:24 AM AKST
Updated On: Mar 04 2014 03:14:40 AM AKST
Rachel Canning sues parents tuition

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An 18-year-old in New Jersey is suing her parents to keep paying her private school and impending college tuition -- even though she's not living at home anymore.

Rachel Canning claims she was kicked out of her parents' Lincoln Park home when she turned 18 in November.

But her parents say their "spoiled" college-bound daughter didn't live by the house rules and left home because she didn’t like the law of the land.

The Morris Catholic High School senior has been living at the home of a classmate instead.

"My parents have rationalized their actions by blaming me for not following their rules," Rachel Canning said in court papers, according to The Daily Record of Morristown, N.J. "They stopped paying my high school tuition to punish the school and me and have redirected my college fund, indicating their refusal to afford me an education as a punishment."

She is demanding her parents pay her Morris Catholic tuition bill of $5,306 as well as $12,597 in accrued legal fees. She also wants them to pay her college costs.