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Nov 13, 2012 4:00 PM by The Associated Press

LA judge allows suit in Chinese students' deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by parents of two Chinese graduate students who were fatally shot while sitting in a car near the University of Southern California.

City News Service reports that the judge said Tuesday that legal theories offered by lawyers for the parents may be faulty but he gave them 20 days to bring an amended complaint.

The parents claim they were misled about safety provisions for USC's large contingent of international students. They say the campus is in a high crime area which is not mentioned on the university's website.

USC attorneys say the university is not responsible for off-campus crimes committed by people with no connection to the university. The shooting was apparently a botched robbery by two men now charged with murder.

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