Fraternity Sued for Negligence Following Death Caused by Drug Overdose

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com On the morning of January 17, 2020, Eitan Weiner, 19 years old, was found dead in a bathroom stall in the Theta Delta Chi house at Stanford University. Last month, his parents, dad a...
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Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Impact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts On College Campuses Throughout the Country

Haellie Gordon[1], Fraternal Law Partners, hgordon@manleyburke.com On January 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari, and will hear the Students For Fair Admissions’ appeal in their challenge to race-conscious admission policies at Harvard University and at...
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Foltz Family Dismisses All Claims Against Pi Kappa Alpha

Micah E. Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, MKamrass@Manleyburke.com Here in Fraternal Law, we have previously reported a couple of different times about the civil lawsuit and criminal charges that arose from the tragic hazing death of Stone Foltz, a former student...
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NIC Responds to 60 MINUTES Story

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com  On Sunday November 28th 60 MINUTES featured story described the terrible alcohol fueled hazing related death of Sam Martinez.  It was a terrible tragedy.  The actions leading to his death violated the law, university rules...
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New Lawsuit Filed Alleging Hazing At Texas A&M

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com  On October 18, 2021 a lawsuit was filed in the Harris County District Court in Texas on behalf of two Plaintiffs, students at Texas A&M University, who were pledges of the chapter of the...
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Indiana University Prevails in CrimsonCard Case

Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.Linder@manleyburke.com In November 2020, Fraternal Law reported on a case that had been filed by individual students against Indiana University (“IU”) regarding IU’s tracking of those students’ movements using swipe date from their student ID...
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Supreme Court of the United States Declines to Hear Bloomington Zoning Case

Micah E. Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, MKamrass@Manleyburke.com In the September 2021 Edition of Fraternal Law, we reported that UJ-Eighty Corp., a fraternity house corporation that owns property in Bloomington, Indiana, petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to grant...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Amy M. Hebbeler, Fraternal Law Partners, Amy.hebbeler@Manleyburke.com Vaccine mandates are not new. As more mandates are being issued by employers and booster shots are becoming available, the vaccine mandates issue is back in the forefront. However, with booster shots and...
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Fraternity House Corporation Seeks Writ of Certiorari From the Supreme Court of the United States in Bloomington Zoning Case

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com In the March 2021 Edition of Fraternal Law, we reported on the disappointing decision from the Indiana Supreme Court in City of Bloomington Board of Zoning Appeals v UJ-Eighty Corp.[1] In that decision, the...
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Will Universities Increasingly View Chapter House Corporations as Competitors?

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Daily Briefing of August 3 linked to a story on TRIB live “Empty dorm rooms pose financial problems for Pennsylvania public universities”.  That article reported that many of the...
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