“Another Hazing Death Leads to Lawsuit”

According to the New York Times, a New York woman has filed a lawsuit against the Cornell University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after her son died of alcohol poisoning at the fraternity house. The lawsuit claims the student was kidnapped by fraternity members, had his hands and feet bound and was forced to drink alcohol until he passed out. An autopsy revealed the boy’s blood-alcohol-content was .409, more than five times the legal limit to drive in New York.