- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court is allowing a former Wabash College student to go forward with a lawsuit against the fraternity where he was seriously injured during possible hazing.

The court ruled that Brian Yost can seek a trial on the claims against Wabash’s chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. The court’s ruling, however, dismisses the fraternity’s national organization and the private all-men’s college in Crawfordsville from the lawsuit.

The lawsuit maintains Yost suffered a severe brain injury in 2007 when fraternity members tried to force him into a shower and his head hit the floor.

Yost’s attorney, Patrick Elward, tells The Indianapolis Star (https://indy.st/1ffED1C ) he’s pleased by the ruling.

Wabash College attorney Tom Schultz says he believed the court ruled correctly the schools didn’t have a duty to protect Yost.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com


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