×
Menu
Search

Judge grants permission to obtain DA’s records in hazing death

Home
Blog
Wrongful Death
Judge grants permission to obtain DA’s records in hazing death

Judge grants permission to obtain DA’s records in hazing death

On Nov. 1, 2012, a 19-year-old college freshman attended a pledge party for a fraternity at Northern Illinois University. The following day, he was found dead with a blood alcohol level of .43 percent. To put that number in perspective, the legal limit for driving is less than one-fifth that amount, .08 percent. Twenty-two individuals now face criminal charges arising from the incident — 17 face misdemeanor charges, and five students are charged with felony hazing. The victim’s family filed a wrongful death suit that names 23 defendants, including the fraternity.

Recently, a judge granted the family’s request to subpoena records from the criminal investigation for use in civil suit. The family seeks information regarding who else was at the party that night as they believe 45 people attended. The family wishes to determine whether any of the unnamed individuals may bear some responsibility.

SHARE THIS POST
facebooktwittergoogle

Categories

Archives

Testimonials

Providing Legal
Solutions In An
Equitable &
Cost-Effective Manner

Related Articles

15Feb

Imagine this scenario: Someone's been working all day, juggling meetings, deadlines, and projects. It's finally time to leave the office and head home for the night. But as they get…

11Feb

Divorce, by its very nature, is a challenging and emotionally draining process. It brings with it an array of uncertainties that can heighten anxiety and lead to depression. At SAM…

07Feb

Understanding the intricacies of divorce proceedings can be challenging, especially when additional legal issues, such as a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, come into play. This blog post sheds…

Need Our Help?

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Contact Us

Get Your Free Consultation!
  • 10 − 2 =
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.