New Jersey teen who sued parents returns home, but case not over (w/ video)New Jersey (CNN) - A New Jersey teenager who sued her parents for tuition after she moved out is back home, but she has no intentions of dropping her case.
By: Jean Casarez, CNN, CNN
New Jersey (CNN) - A New Jersey teenager who sued her parents for tuition after she moved out is back home, but she has no intentions of dropping her case.
It's homecoming for the New Jersey high school student suing her parents to pay her school bills and college tuition.
Angelo Sarno - Attorney for Rachel Canning's Parents: "She returned last night. Everything went great."
But it may be too soon to call this homecoming happy.
While an attorney for Sean and Elizabeth Canning held a press conference announcing their daughter Rachel’s reunion with her parents, the 18-year-old's attorneys were filing additional legal motions for emergency monetary support claiming documented abuse by her parents.
The emergency papers also state Rachel’s change of heart was not her own free will but "due to the extreme pressure of her parents and the media." the judge denied the request for emergency money.
Rachel is still suing her parents for financial support, college tuition and legal fees, saying in documents she was forced to move in with a friend's family because it got so bad at home. Rachel's parents say she wouldn't follow rules, spending nights out drinking with a boyfriend they disapproved of. Finally her parent's issued an ultimatum: Follow the rules or leave. She left.
Judge Peter Bogaard - New Jersey State Superior Court: "She's always going to be your daughter no matter what happens and they're always going to be your parents."
Last week as Rachel sat opposite her emotional parents in a courtroom - the first time she had seen them in four months - her father tried to talk to her as the judge tried to foster reconciliation. At least one half of this feuding family seems to believe that has been achieved.
"Everyone should be happy today. This is a happy situation."
With the very serious allegations of parental abuse made by Rachel’s attorneys in their most recent legal filing, CNN asked for a response from her parent's attorney. We were told they have no comment on the merits of the case.