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Mon September 10, 2012
Fraternity lawsuit reinstated
A case involving a lawsuit by a fraternity at Miami University in southern Ohio against the school has been reopened.
Court records showed last week that the $10-million lawsuit by Phi Kappa Tau had been dismissed. But an official with the U.S. district Court in Cincinnati blames it on a "clerical mistake" after the fraternity's lawyer sought to remove the national fraternity as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. The court reopened the case and the lawsuit is still pending, with only the local chapter of the fraternity named as a plaintiff. The lawsuit alleges that university officials acted with "malice, hatred and ill will" by suspending the fraternity last month for a fireworks battle and having marijuana and paraphernalia. the university says the school acted in the best interest of student safety.