Wednesday, March 5, 2014



When you were in high school, I bet you had a serious run in with your parents. There may have been yelling.  Maybe you even stormed out and threatened to leave for good.  I seriously doubt you took it to the level that one Rachel Canning, age 18, did. She filed an actual lawsuit against her parents suing them for financial support!

She says her parents kicked her out and she is broke. She is demanding the court award her last semester’s tuition at her private Catholic high school, as well as her current living support, attorney’s fees and even her future college tuition. The high school senior has also alleged abuse, but an investigation revealed nothing.

Her parents say she was truant, ignored curfew and hung out with a boy they forbid her to see. 

They say they gave her a choice: their way on the highway.  She chose the real world because she did not like the rules and curfews. I guess she has now realized that money is not a fruit found on her local trees.

Court filings she filed read like a whining, spoiled brat: "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…”

In what universe is college their obligation? It may be nice, but it is not legally required.

Oddly, this lawsuit is reportedly financed by another set of parents.

No word on whether they are going to finance her college, or just this ridiculous lawsuit. What do you think?