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Inspection of KDR House for civil lawsuit

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6 WJACBy: Erin Calandra

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An inspection of the Kappa Delta Rho house occurred Wednesday afternoon.

The inspection came after the fraternity was accused of hazing and taking photos of partially nude women and posting them on a private Facebook page.

The attorney for whistleblower James Vivenzio wanted to get inside the house and videotape what little evidence may be left.  Read the complete story at 6 WJAC News

 

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‘The facts are facts’ in PSU hazing case facing possible gag order, attorney says

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By Megan Trimble | mtrimble@pennlive.com The Patriot-News

Attorney Aaron Freiwald has no intention of agreeing to any type of gag order in the lead up to a possible trial addressing hazing allegations launched against a national fraternity.

And, when it comes to the pending decision, he does not think the court will pass the protective order requested by the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, which has expelled dozens of fraternity members from its local Penn State University chapter.   Read more at PennLive.com


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Lawyers request ‘basement-to-attic’ inspection of Penn State fraternity house in hazing lawsuit

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By Megan Trimble 

July 8, 2015

Lawyers for a former Penn State fraternity brother have requested a basement-to-attic forensic inspection of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house as the group faces a deluge of hazing allegations.

The request to view the house and record it through videotape or by photographs was made Wednesday as part of pre-trial filings made by Philadelphia-based attorney Aaron J. Freiwald on behalf of 21-year-old James Vivenzio. Vivenzio, of Great Falls, Virginia, has been regarded as a whistleblower claiming “physical intimidation, psychological intimidation and social intimidation” during the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity’s months-long pledging process.   Read more at Pennlive.com


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Forensic Inspection Planned At Penn State Frat House Accused Of ‘Cruel And Violent’ Hazing

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Lawyers for whistleblower James Vivenzio plan to conduct a basement-to-attic inspection of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house.

A Penn State frat house that was shut down in May will be subject to a forensic inspection as part of ongoing litigation between the university and a whistleblowing student, lawyers announced Wednesday.

Virginia resident James Vivenzio has sued the university because he endured what he felt was life-threatening hazing as a member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity.  Read more at Patch.com


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Indictments in NJ Campus Hazing Death

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Two Rider University officials, including the dean of students, and three students were indicted Friday in the death of a freshman after a drinking binge at a campus fraternity house.

The school dissolved the Phi Kappa Tau chapter Friday, and authorities said the aggravated hazing charges should send a message to students and administrators alike.

“The standards of college life, when it relates to alcohol, need to be policed carefully,” prosecutor Joseph Bocchini Jr. said.  Follow CBSNews for more on this story.


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