Hazing News

Iowa chapter case appealed

Link to Phi Delta Theta story


The state plans to appeal a district court ruling that granted a fraternity nearly $128,000 in damages against the University of Iowa and one of its officials, Iowa Attorney General’s office spokesman Bob Brammer said Friday. Judge Mitchell Turner earlier this week awarded Phi Delta Theta $98,300 in compensatory damages and more than $24,444 for legal fees against UI and Phillip E. Jones, vice president for student services. Each total also will have about 7 percent interest added dating from Feb. 4, 2005. Turner also awarded the fraternity $5,000 against Jones for punitive damages.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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