Fraternity lawsuit reinstated

Sep 10, 2012

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.