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GCW Helps Beau Solomon’s Family Seek Justice After His Wrongful Death in Rome While Studying Abroad

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University of Wisconsin-Madison student, Beau Solomon, arrived in Rome, Italy on June 30th, 2016, to study abroad at John Cabot University. Days after his arrival he was found dead in the Tiber River. GCW is working with the Solomon family to seek justice for his wrongful death.

A federal lawsuit was filed on August 14th, 2017 against John Cabot University and its insurer, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, for the wrongful death of Beau Solomon due to the college not properly warning its students about the dangers surrounding its campus.

“JCU did not provide Beau with any warnings about the area surrounding JCU, the dangerous nature of the area near the Tiber River, or the previous deaths before allowing Beau to explore the area surrounding the campus,” the lawsuit states.

In the past ten years there have been at least five deaths of individuals who died near the JCU campus, two being American students studying at JCU. GCW is working with Beau’s family to seek justice for his wrongful death and to help prevent this from happening again.

*On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, the criminal trial opened for Massimo Galioto, the homeless man accused of killing Beau Solomon.

The trial for the civil case against JCU for Beau’s wrongful death has not yet begun.