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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

A fifth plaintiff has filed a lawsuit in Illinois claiming that members of a Des Plains high school’s sports teams were hazed in a manner so horrific it rose to a level of sexual assault. The original suit alleges that four students were forced to the ground during soccer practice last year by their teammates and sodomized with fingers and sticks. School officials at Maine West High School knew about the abuse, the suit contends, but did nothing to stop …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Fraternity Facing Lawsuit for Alcohol Hazing Death

The family of a Fresno State student who died of alcohol poisoning during a Theta Chi pledge initiation last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the fraternity. Phillip Dhanen, 18, passed away in August after his blood alcohol content peaked at over five times the legal limit while drinking at a party. The lawsuit names the local Theta Chi chapter and the national organization, as well as six individual members. “Every parent’s worst nightmare is to receive a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Horrific School Hazing Allegations Prompt Lawsuit in Illinois

Four students are suing an Illinois school district over hazing accusations at a Des Plaines high school that include reports of victims who were sodomized by their sports teammates. School officials looked the other way while players on the baseball, soccer and potentially other teams were subjected to an extreme form of hazing that went at least as far back as 2007, the lawsuit alleges. The hazing came to light when three players were allegedly sodomized with fingers and sticks …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Betsy Kim  
Your Opinion on Hazing in Schools [Poll]

Take the Lawyers.com survey and see what other readers think about hazing that occurs in schools. Let us know if you have thoughts on ways hazing can be stopped. Read our article about four students suing an Illinois school district over hazing accusations that include brutal sexual assaults at a Des Plaines high school.

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
University Grapples With Hazing Death

Florida A&M University’s marching band has been suspended for at least another year as the university grapples with allegations that the band’s violent culture contributed to the hazing death of one student and injuries of others. The band has not practiced since November, when 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion died of internal bleeding after a hazing ritual that left him covered in bruises. His death came three weeks after a freshman clarinetist was battered by notebooks, a spatula and rulers. …

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