Mom of Massachusetts Man Shot in Harvard Dorm Sues University

May 25, 2012

The mother of a Massachusetts man fatally shot inside a Harvard University dormitory during a drug-related robbery has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Ivy League school.

Denise Cosby says in her suit filed in Middlesex Superior Court that Harvard negligently allowed the mastermind of the killing of her son, Justin Cosby, to operate a “criminal enterprise” in Kirkland Hall that resulted in the May 2009 killing.

Her lawyers tell The Boston Globe that Denise Cosby believes her son would be alive today if the school had followed its own policies.

The 21-year-old Cosby was shot by one of three men during a drug robbery. None were Harvard students, but the shooter was dating a student. A Harvard spokesman says the university isn’t accountable.

 

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  • May 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    Little Frog says:
    We don't get a lot of Harvard news out here in the hustings, but given what you said I would agree on the question of damages. As to the issue of responsibility/liability on ... read more
  • May 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    New Comer says:
    If you read articles from other sources, this woman's son was not a student at Harvard and neither was the shooter. The deceased was a known drug dealer who was in the dorm t... read more
  • May 29, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Eli Yale says:
    "Her lawyers tell The Boston Globe that Denise Cosby believes her son would be alive today if the school had followed its own policies." With all due respect to the victim and... read more
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