Parents decide not to sue in Rutgers webcam case

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) – The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the case. Family attorney Paul Mainardi says Joseph and Jane Clementi are devoting their energies to the foundation named for their son.

They filed court papers preserving their right to sue Rutgers soon after Tyler Clementi’s 2010 death. They accused New Jersey’s largest university of failing to prevent his death.

But Mainardi tells The Associated Press that the Clementis feel Rutgers has been “very responsive.”

Tyler’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, spent 20 days in jail after being convicted of bias intimidation and other charges. He’s appealing. Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge.

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