Were Single Sex Fraternities Bullied Off Campus at UMW?

Susan C. Stone & Kristina Supler, Student & Athlete Defense/Title IX Practice Group, Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, LLP, scs@kjk.com & kws@kjk.com College campuses have long been known as incubators for political values. From 1960s sit-ins against the Vietnam War to...
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Male Assailants Claim Victimization Against Their Universities

Ilana Linder, Manley Burke, ilinder@manleyburke.com Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of lawsuits filed by male students against their universities in which a claim of gender bias in the school’s handling of sexual...
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Lawsuit Filed Following Criminal Plea Bargain

Katherine Schoepflin, Manley Burke, kschoepflin@manleyburke.com The former President of the Phi Delta Theta Chapter at Baylor University and the National Fraternity are being sued for $1 million dollars following a plea deal stemming from a 2016 sexual assault case. The...
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Largest Ever Settlement Reached in Hazing Case

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com David Bogenberger died on November 1, 2012 of alcohol poisoning following what was reported to have been an “event at an off-campus fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha, where fraternity members and members of various sororities hosted...
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K-12 Case with Potential Future Implications for Greek Groups

Ilana Linder, Manley Burke, ilinder@manleyburke.com Although it is uncommon for Fraternal Law, or higher education law more generally, to intersect with K-12 education law, there are some interesting takeaways that can be gleaned from public school cases. One such example...
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Investigation into Tragic Death of Ohio University Student Focused on Hazing

Katherine Schoepflin, Manley Burke, kschoepflin@manleyburke.com Hazing is in the headlines once again, and this time all eyes are on Ohio University. OU has issued a cease and- desist letter to the Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Pi Fraternity after the...
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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Hazing Statute

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com Robert Champion, the drum major of the Florida A & M “Marching 100” band, died in November of 2011 following his participation in the hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C”. Those who “crossed” from...
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Court Finds for Alpha Chi Rho in Zoning Challenge

Tim Lynch (Fraternal Law) and Jeffrey Rosario, ESQ, (Office of Jeffrey Rosario Turco) Fraternal Law previously reported on a Pennsylvania state case involving the Penn State fraternity chapter of Alpha Chi Rho (AXP) and the State College Borough Zoning Appeals...
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USC Deferred Recruitment Case Now in Court of Appeals

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com The constitutionality of the ability of public universities to require deferred rush has long been discussed but not yet tested in court. That is, until now. But that test has been brought against the University...
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Failure to Provide Cross-Examination Overturns Dismissal of University of Michigan In Due Process Case

Tim Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com On September 7th of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision overturning the dismissal of the University of Michigan in a case filed by John Doe. Doe...
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