Lawsuits in Va. Tech slayings transferred to Montgomery County, where school located

Lawsuits in Va. Tech slayings transferred

FAIRFAX, Va. — Lawsuits filed by the families of two students slain in the mass killings as Virginia Tech have been transferred to the jurisdiction where the school is located.

A judge on Thursday granted defense motions to transfer the case to Montgomery County.

The parents of Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson filed the lawsuits on the second anniversary of the shooting.

They are suing the state, Virginia Tech, and several university and mental health officials. Also named as a defendant is the estate of Seung-Hui Cho (sung-wee joh), the student gunman who killed 32 people before taking his own life on April 16, 2007.

Defendants contended that Montgomery County would be more convenient for most parties.


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