Pledge Problems at Phi Mu:University of New Hampshire Suspends Fraternity

University of New Hampshire officials have suspended Phi Mu Delta after two students were sent to a hospital with alcohol poisoning after a pledge period. Police arrested seven students on alcohol possession. It is a classic example for potential vicarious and personal liability that we have discussed in class.

The liability of fraternities has generally occurred through conventional negligence claims. These students will clearly contributory negligence challenges if they sue. Fraternities, however, are facing legal pressure to act. Notably Phi Mu Delta fraternity suspended the chapter.

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