HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey is keeping a sexual abuse lawsuit alive against an elite New York City school.
Wednesday's ruling means a Bergen County resident and graduate of the Horace Mann School in the Bronx has at least two months to show the school has sufficient contact with New Jersey to be sued here.
The man is in his 50s and claims a music teacher sexually abused him numerous times at the Englewood Boat Basin in the 1970s.
New Jersey has a less restrictive statute of limitations for sex abuse lawsuits than New York.
The man's attorney, Rosemarie Arnold, tells The Record (http://bit.ly/17RbVX7 ) newspaper she believes the evidence will show the school had substantial contact with New Jersey.
The school has argued it has little contact with New Jersey.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com