Judge New’s ruling means Plaintiff is not being forced to try his case in the backyard of Penn State. That said, we are confident that the story Mr. Vivenzio will tell, about outrageous conduct inside a Penn State fraternity, with hazing and violence and sexual misconduct, will be just as compelling in Harrisburg as it would have been in Philadelphia.
Penn State would like to have James Vivenzio’s case heard in Centre County.
The former student who opened the Kappa Delta Rho can of worms disagrees.
In documents filed in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 6, Aaron Freiwald, the attorney representing James Vivenzio, argued to keep the case in Philadelphia.
Vivenzio touched off a controversy in March 2015 when State College police revealed an investigation into the fraternity. Vivenzio had told police about a secret Facebook page that detailed things like drugs, hazing and unconscious nude women.