ALERT CENTER: Federal judge allows part of lawsuit filed in Thomas Valva death to proceed
News 12 Long Island has learned a federal judge has allowed parts of the $200 million lawsuit filed by the mother of 8-year-old Thomas Valva to proceed.
A federal judge says the lawsuit Thomas’ mother Justina filed has adequately alleged Suffolk County’s failure to train CPS employees and it violated her constitutional rights.
Justina is suing the county and several CPS employees.
Thomas died in 2020 after prosecutors say he was forced to sleep in a freezing outdoor garage by his father Michael and his then fiancée Angela Pollina.
Both are awaiting trial after being charged with murder.
Thomas and his mother Justina
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