Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Shin v. MIT (Accident-Related Wrongful Death)
On April 3, 2006, MIT and the parents of student Elizabeth H. Shin announced that they reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against university administrators and doctors. Shin died in her dormitory room in April 2000 from self-inflicted burns. The Cambridge Fire Department and the Suffolk County medical examiner ruled the death a suicide, but both parties later came to an agreement that the death was a tragic accident. The suit Shin’s parents filed in 2002 sought over $27 million in damages.
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