Parents Blast Man's Bid To Slip Penn State Hazing Death Suit

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 9:59 PM EDT) -- The parents of a Pennsylvania State University student who died during a 2017 fraternity event due to alleged hazing urged a federal judge on Thursday to reject one former member’s bid to escape the suit, saying he owed a duty of care to their son.

Jim and Evelyn Piazza claim that 28 former Beta Theta Pi fraternity members negligently and recklessly forced their 19-year-old son Timothy to consume life-threatening amounts of alcohol during a hazing gauntlet on the night of Feb. 2, 2017. They contend the alcohol overconsumption and lack of care after he fell caused serious injuries and led to...

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