Injunction Issued Against the Theta Xi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta at Eastern Michigan University

 Timothy M. Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com On January 5, 2022, as reported in the January issue of Fraternal Law, the Prosecutor of Washtenaw County, on behalf of the State of Michigan and joined by the City of Ypsilanti, sued...
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The Elusive “Fairness” of University Investigative Processes

Haellie Gordon, [1] Fraternal Law Partners, hgordon@manleyburke.com On May 4, 2022, the Theta Delta Chi chapter (the “Chapter”) at Stanford University (the “University”) filed a complaint against the University following the revocation of the Chapter’s recognition for six (6) years.[2]...
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Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Fraternal Defendants

Timothy M. Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com In July, a California Court of Appeals[1] upheld the trial Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against Alpha Epsilon Pi (“AEPi”), the national fraternity, the AEPi Foundation, the AEPi chapter at UCLA, and the...
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Stone Foltz Parents Sue Bowling Green State University

Gracie Woodyard,[1] Fraternal Law Partners, gracie.woodyard@manleyburke.com Fraternal Law Partners has continued to report on the death of Stone Foltz, who tragically died after a Pi Kappa Alpha hazing ritual at Bowling Green State University’s (“BGSU”).             In June 2022, Foltz’s...
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Final Sentences Issued in Hazing Death of Stone Foltz

Timothy M. Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com As reported in the June 2022 Issue of Fraternal Law, Jacob Krinn and Troy Henricksen, the last two individuals charged in the hazing related death of Stone Foltz at Bowling Green State University,...
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Creation of the University Park Interfraternity Council to Promote Peer Governance

Timothy M. Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com A university has every right to promptly and fairly investigate accusations of misconduct by members of fraternities and sororities. However, at times, whatever good intentions a university may have, too often universities’ reactions...
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Hazing Incidents Lead to Serious Repercussions for Two Local Fraternity Chapters and Their Members

Haellie Gordon, [1] Fraternal Law Partners, hgordon@manleyburke.com Two local fraternity chapters and their members face repercussions arising from recent hazing allegations. Specifically, the involved members are now defending against criminal charges, and the chapters are no longer operating. First, at...
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Hazing Incident At Mizzou Leaves Phi Gamma Delta Pledge Blind

Hanna Puthoff,1 Fraternal Law Partners, hanna.puthoff@manleyburke.com In October 2021, Daniel Santulli was pledging the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at the University of Missouri when he wound up in a hospital with a blood alcohol level of 0.486. The 19-year-old from...
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Hazing Legislation and Case Updates  

Timothy M. Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Unfortunately, there continues to be a need for additional hazing legislation and lawmakers are listening. On March 30, 2022, Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee signed into law the “Sam’s Law.” It is named...
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Kentucky Passes Campus Due Process Protection Act 

Jacob W. Purcell, Fraternal Law Partners, jacob.purcell @manleyburke.com Gracie Woodyard,1 Fraternal Law Partners, gracie.woodyard@manleyburke.com On April 8, 2022, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed the Kentucky Campus Due Process Protection Act2(the “Act”) into law. The Act provides Kentucky students and registered...
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