A lawsuit over a confidentiality agreement signed by a victim of sexual abuse at a prestigious New Jersey prep school will proceed.

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That's the ruling issued Wednesday by a state Superior Court judge in the dispute involving the Delbarton School and the unidentified victim.

The victim's lawyer had sought a ruling to have the 1988 confidentiality order altered or lifted. The school wants it kept in place.

The judge denied both sides' motions for summary judgment and set the stage for a trial.

The victim's attorney, Gregory Gianforcaro, also is being sued by the school. It claims he violated the agreement when he discussed a monetary settlement at a press conference last year.

 

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