New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto failed on Wednesday to escape a suit alleging he trampled the civil rights of a former high school classmate of his son.

Linda Feinberg, the Mercer County Assignment Judge, ruled there is enough evidence to sustain an allegation that Rivera-Soto used the authority of his position to intervene in school and municipal court investigations of whether Conor Larkin bullied the jurist’s son Christian when they were Haddonfield High School classmates in 2006.

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