Articles Posted in Wrongful Death

This week the Huffington Post report reported that the family of a Yale University undergrad who died in a tragic car accident while tailgating at a football game sued all of the decedent’s fraternity brothers at the party for contributing to the death of this young man.  The estate had originally sued only the fraternity corporation itself, but the insurance carrier for the fraternity denied coverage.  So this week, the lawyer for the decedent reluctantly sued each fraternity brother, claiming he was left “no choice” but to go after each of them, in their individual capacities, for their participation in the tailgating party.  Now their personal assets, their savings accounts, their future wages, their parents’ homes, their parents’ savings accounts, and all of their respective futures are on the line.

Really?

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