On June 14, 2017, Mallory took her own life after what her family called “horrific” bullying at school and online. She was just 12 years old.

Her parents Diane and Seth filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and faculty in 2018. Prosecutors did not criminally charge anyone in her death.

Bruce Nagel, the attorney for the Grossman family, told media that the district has settled with the family for $9.1 million, and said it is the largest settlement of a bullying case in state history.

The firm is also involved in another high-profile New Jersey lawsuit: