A lawsuit filed by billionaire actual property magnate Stefan Soloviev and his teenage son Hayden, alleging that the youthful Soloviev suffered “super ache of thoughts and physique” throughout a faculty journey to Chile, Uruguay and Patagonia, was dismissed final week in a biting ruling from a decide who mentioned the duo had “did not state a reason behind motion.”
Within the grievance, Hayden Soloviev mentioned that teacher-chaperones from the expensive Ross College in East Hampton had inspired college students to drink whiskey on a glacier hike, which made him really feel uncomfortable, and that one trainer declared in a toast, “What occurs on the glacier stays on the glacier.”
Soloviev alleged that he was subsequently ostracized, that an Instagram account he had been overseeing for the journey was quickly reassigned with out justification, and that he lastly flew residence early after a trainer verbally “bullied” him, main him to concern for his security.
He mentioned that the conduct finally pressured him to unenroll from Ross.
The Solovievs had sued Ross, together with its former head of college and 4 academics who chaperoned the journey, searching for at the very least $10 million in damages over claims that included breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence.
Choose William Condon of New York Supreme Court docket didn’t purchase their arguments.
“There aren’t any claims of bodily abuse, contact or undesirable approaches of any sort however slightly… a couple of pissed off phrases from a trainer who was chaperoning the journey,” he wrote within the order, which granted the defendants’ movement to dismiss.
The decide additionally appeared incredulous over the plaintiffs’ assertion that Hayden Soloviev had endured “struggling that is aware of no boundaries” which “prevented him from acquiring the total enjoyment of life” just because he had watched “others drink a thimbleful of celebratory native whiskey upon climbing a glacier.”
Stefan Soloviev—whose father, Sheldon Solow, was worth an estimated $4.4 billion when he died in 2020—declined to remark, apart from to say he disagreed with the decide’s determination and was considering subsequent steps. Hayden Soloviev didn’t instantly reply to an Instagram message searching for remark.
“We’re happy with the court docket ruling as we take security and pupil effectively being as a prime precedence,” mentioned Ross’ interim head of college, Charles Abelmann.
This was not Stefan Soloviev’s solely swimsuit this yr. In January he and his associate, Gina Cherrix, sued a Jane Doe for allegedly utilizing nameless Instagram accounts to ship Cherrix messages suggesting that Soloviev was making an attempt to “provoke a relationship with [the defendant] or one other girl.”
Of their grievance, they mentioned that the fabricated messages had induced a pressure on their relationship.
Their attorneys voluntarily discontinued the lawsuit in July; Soloviev mentioned the matter was dropped “as a result of we solved it.”