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Are Colleges, Universities on the Hook When Hazing Crosses the Line?

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In Humphries vs. Pa State Univ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182858, 2021 WL 4355352 (M.D. Pa. September 24, 2021) (Brann, J, negligence claims against Penn State for the hazing and sexual abuse of a college athlete who ultimately left the school were dismissed. The Court found there was no negligence per se, negligence, duty or contractual right. Even though there were rather dramatic and lengthy allegations concerning how the student was treated and claims that the University turning a blind eye, the Court found there was no abuse, no affirmative duty, and no harassment because of sex. The action was dismissed because plaintiffs had been permitted to amend previously.

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