REVISITING THE PHI GAMMA DELTA IRS SETTLEMENT - PART I

Barbara S. Bromberg Introduction It has now been over two years since the settlement of the Phi Gamma Delta cases with the Internal Revenue Service was made final, and excerpts from the Closing Agreements in these cases were published ("Excerpts")....
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ALABAMA SHIFTS RISK OF HAZING TO PLEDGE

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke In a surprising decision issued on December 4, 1998, the Supreme Court of Alabama held that a pledge assumes the risk of being hazed when seeking to join a fraternity and therefore has no...
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ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATH AT TSU

(Reprinted from Fraternal Law, January, 1984) A Tennessee State University student died recently from alcohol poisoning at an off-campus party celebrating his fraternity initiation. Van L. Watts, of Birmingham, Alabama, was a 20-year­ old junior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering....
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PRIVATE ACTION FOR FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

A new law that guarantees Freedom of Association to students on privately funded campuses that receive federal support may give rise to private lawsuits against colleges and universities. (Public Law 105-244.) A substantial article published in the DEKE Quarlerly, and...
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RAPE AT IOWA STATE?

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke An Iowa State University student was found not guilty of rape. A jury in the Story County District Court exonerated John Richard Tate, 25. His lawyer told the jury that he had sex with...
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WARNING CRIMINAL SUSPECTS

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke The MIT prosecution makes it clear that there will be more criminal investigations of accidents and deaths caused by alcohol on college campuses. It is likely that individuals will be criminally prosecuted if they...
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CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AT MIT

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke 'We sent our son to MIT for five weeks and came down here and picked him up in a box...." Darlene Krueger, mother of Scott Krueger. The heartsickness of Scott Krueger's mother was evident...
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CURRENT DATA SHOW FUTURE REALITY

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke Current population data tells us that the future is very different from the past. Black, Hispanic, and Asian populations in the United States are rapidly growing. The growth of the non-Hispanic white population has...
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NIC, NPC FILE JOIN AMICUS BRIEF IN TEXAS SUPREME COURT

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke The Texas Supreme Court has before it the question of law as to the proper standard to be applied to a fraternity when it sponsors a competitive contact sport. It will be assisted in...
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TWO STATES - TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOMES ON SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY

Gary E. Powell Earlier this year, the highest courts of New York and Washington were confronted with social host liability cases arising from injuries suffered to third persons caused by an intoxicated underage drinker. The results in the two cases...
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