New Jersey teen Rachel Canning has dropped her lawsuit against her own parents, likely bringing an end to the unusual public firestorm that emerged from a family disagreement over house rules and tuition money.
Canning, 18, appeared with her parents in court in Morristown on Tuesday morning and told a judge she didn't want the lawsuit to go on, and the judge approved, the Daily Record of Parsippany reported.
Canning's story had become a cautionary tale for parents and teens alike across the U.S. The high school senior and her parents had fought over her dating life, keeping curfew and doing chores -- relatively common stuff, as far as parental battles go.
But after Canning moved out and moved in with a friend, she sued her parents, claiming she'd been kicked out and that her parents had cut her off financially while she was still dependent on them.
Aided by a friend's dad who financially backed Canning's lawsuit, she asked that her parents pay an outstanding $5,306 tuition bill for her private Catholic high school, cover her living and transportation costs, and contribute to a college fund in her name.
Canning ultimately moved back in with her family in Roseland last week, with her attorney telling the media that the case had been settled "amicably."