The Litigation Landscape of Fraternity and Sorority Hazing: Defenses, Evidence, and Damages

31 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2021

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Gregory Scott Parks

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Elizabeth Grindell

Wake Forest University, School of Law, Students

Date Written: November 3, 2020

Abstract

In this article, we explore the various approaches to litigation defense that may be employed—e.g., the role of the insurance industry, arbitration and its pitfalls, assumption of risk, comparative fault, contributory negligence, and consent. We also explore evidentiary matters—e.g., poems and songs, signs and symbols, social media, organizational culture, how discovery devices may be used, and the role of expert witnesses. Lastly, we explore damages—general, actual, punitive, and the difficulty of collecting them.

Keywords: Hazing, Fraternities, Sororities, Litigation Strategy

Suggested Citation

Parks, Gregory Scott and Grindell, Elizabeth, The Litigation Landscape of Fraternity and Sorority Hazing: Defenses, Evidence, and Damages (November 3, 2020). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3724553

Gregory Scott Parks (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

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Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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Elizabeth Grindell

Wake Forest University, School of Law, Students ( email )

Winston-Salem, NC
United States

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