LSU hazing death leads to suspension

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First, from all of us at Shamieh Law, our hearts go out to the Gruver Family during this tragic time.

As we discussed in an earlier blog post, hazing is a very real, ongoing threat with the potential to end a bright, promising life, like Max Gruver’s. We encourage parents, students, families and friends to discuss this difficult topic with their college students. Although Max’s case is still under investigation, it appears that his death is connected to a hazing incident by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The last LSU hazing death happened in 1997.
Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters suspended their LSU chapter and is planning a special investigation.
“We’re committed to investigating this situation thoroughly. The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable,” said Bob Biggs, executive vice president and CEO at Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters, in a statement released Thursday.
There are allegations that Max Gruver’s death was related to hazing and alcohol, but LSU president F. King Alexander cautioned that it is still an “evolving situation.”


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The world lost a bright young student this week, full of promise and potential. Max’s parents lost their beloved child. Students are mourning their friend, because a fraternity hazing incident went horribly wrong.

We have to stand up to these illegal hazing practices, to prevent this type of wrongful death from happening to anyone else. Talk to your kids about hazing, and be aware of the dangers.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of abusive hazing, call an experienced and compassionate attorney to thoroughly investigate your case and get you the justice you deserve.

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