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Indiana justices hit the road to hear hazing arguments

April 17, 2013

The Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Indiana University East in Richmond next week to hear arguments in a hazing lawsuit involving Wabash College.

Former Phi Kappa Psi fraternity pledge Brian Yost sued Wabash College, the fraternity and Phi Kappa Psi member Nathan Cravens after Yost was injured when several fraternity brothers forcefully took him to the showers at the fraternity house, then dropped him – an activity called “showering” outlined in the pledge packet.

The trial court granted summary judgment to the defendants; the Court of Appeals affirmed unanimously with regards to the national fraternity and by a 2 to 1 vote as to the college and local fraternity chapter.

The justices will have to decide whether Yost was hazed and if any of the entities he is suing are liable for allegations of hazing under the law.
The arguments begin at 12:45 p.m. April 23 in Whitewater Hall at 2325 Chester Blvd, Richmond, and are open to the public.

 

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