- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a federal civil case filed by the family of an 18-year-old Cornell student who jumped to his death from a bridge over a gorge near campus.

The negligence case was brought by Howard Ginsburg, a lawyer and father of Bradley Ginsburg, who died in February 2010. He claimed the city and Cornell failed to design the bridge with features to prevent suicides.

In a settlement reached on Wednesday, Ginsburg accepted $100,000 from the city and a perpetual Cornell scholarship in his son’s name, according to court papers and a statement from Cornell.

Between 1990 and 2010, 29 people attempted suicide by jumping from bridges into Ithaca’s gorges, and 27 succeeded. Within a month after Ginsburg’s suicide, two more Cornell students jumped to their deaths from bridges.



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