CINCINNATI (AP) - A case involving a lawsuit by a fraternity at Miami University in southern Ohio against the school has been reopened. Court records showed last week that the $10 million lawsuit by PhiFull Story >
A case involving a lawsuit by a fraternity at Miami University in southern Ohio against the school has been reopened.Full Story >
Two Miami University fraternities have received summary suspensions following an incident over the weekend. Some members of the Phi Kappa Tau and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities reportedly lighted andFull Story >
Two Miami University fraternities have received summary suspensions following an incident over the weekend.Full Story >
CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a suspended fraternity's $10 million lawsuit accusing Miami University in southwest Ohio of violating fraternity members' constitutional rights.
U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott on Monday dismissed Phi Kappa Tau's lawsuit, finding that the fraternity did not submit facts that supported its claims.
The lawsuit accused university officials of acting with "malice, hatred and ill will" by suspending the fraternity for having a fireworks battle with another frat house. The fireworks battle led police to find marijuana inside Phi Kappa Tau.
The lawsuit said university officials violated members' constitutional rights with the suspension. A school spokeswoman says officials were acting in the best interest of student safety and following written policy.
Dlott dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled.
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