PA Supreme Court Sides with Fraternity

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Pi Lambda Phi prevailed in its efforts to defend the zoning on its house in Pittsburgh even though the chapter is without recognition by the University. As reported in previous issues of Fraternal Law...
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HAZING IN NEW YORK STATE LEADS TO CRIMINAL & CIVIL PENALTIES

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke A New York Appellate Court recently held that New York's criminal statute against hazing can form the basis for a civil suit by the hazing victim against the perpetrator. Binaya Oja was a 17-year...
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THE DARTMOUTH DECISION: THE END OF ANOTHER GREEK SYSTEM?

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Is the news from Dartmouth the death knell of the fraternity system at another eastern liberal arts college? Not necessarily. In early February, the news that Dartmouth College was about to end the fraternity...
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STRONGER ACTION URGED IN MIT DRINKING DEATH CASE

The November 1998 issue of Fraternal Law reported on e filing of criminal charges against the Phi Gamma Delta Chapter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scott Krueger, a freshman pledge of the chapter at MIT, died as a result...
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PI LAMBDA PHI CASE AWAITS WORD FROM PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke As reported in the November 1997 and September 1998 issues of Fraternal Law, the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity has been engaged in litigation to protect its chapter and fraternity house at the University of...
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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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