Boca Dad Files $180 Million Suit Against Cornell For Son's Death

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The father of a Cornell University freshman who committed suicide by jumping from a high bridge spanning a gorge is suing the college for $180 million in damages.

The lawsuit filed this week in federal court in upstate New York alleges Cornell and city of Ithaca officials knew the bridges over Fall Creek were a magnet for distressed people considering suicide but did not take adequate precautions to make them safe.

Bradley Ginsburg, 18, a 2009 graduate of West Boca High and an economics major at the university, jumped to his death in February 2010. Two other students jumped to their deaths in the weeks following his death.

The suicides could have been prevented with barriers, nets under the bridges and other safety measures, Ginsburg's father, Howard Ginsburg, said Friday.

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