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Historic decision: Does a pledge’s complicity in his own hazing bar his family from collecting after his death?

 

This is an important case.  My personal take is that the courts will rule the case must move forward because critical information from the concurrent criminal cases is not available, etc.  More below.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-famu-hazing-champion-lawsuit-20121127,0,4266791.story

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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