Letter To the Editor: Huge Lawsuits More Harmful Than Useful

Please read a letter to the editor recently in The Ithaca Journal written by our Executive Director, Tom Stebbins.  This letter was in response to an article on the lawsuit recently filed by the father of Bradley Ginsburg, a Cornell student who tragically took his life by jumping off the Thurston Avenue bridge in 2010.

From the LTE:

“It was a great tragedy on Feb. 17, 2010, when Cornell University student Bradley Ginsburg chose to take his life by jumping off a bridge into the Fall Creek gorge. On Nov. 21, more than a year and a half after the incident, Bradley’s father Howard Ginsburg has filed a lawsuit against Cornell for $168 million. His lawsuit claims that the school was aware of the danger of the bridges over the gorges and did not take steps to secure them.

The loss of a child is a catastrophe and no amount of money will bring him back. The astronomically high amount in this case fogs that message, placing a price tag on that which is priceless.”

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