PSU student files civil suit against fraternity and two students….find out why

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State College, Pa-  A Penn State student has filed a civil suit against a PSU fraternity and two male students.

Victoria Bushman filed suit against Tau Kappa Epsilon, and students Adam Warburton and Patrick Mullery (who are not members of the fraternity) for injuries she sustained at the fraternity house back on March, 26, 2017.

Bushman claims Warburton and Mullery, who were under 21 at the time, were served alcohol by fraternity members.

Later that night Bushman says Warburton and Mullery began wrestling in the hallway and in doing so fell on her which she says caused serious injuries to her right arm and wrist…requiring extensive surgery.

Bushman’s suit says she was not a willing participant in the wrestling, and did not encourage it. She also claims the injuries forced her to withdraw for the 2017 spring semester at PSU.

She is seeking $50,000 from the two male students, and $50,000 from the fraternity for: medical costs, loss of earnings, and the loss of tuition plus room and board.

The PSU Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house was closed for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The chapter’s house corporation closed the house last year based on “ongoing problems” which included: violations of State College Borough ordinances, police visits to the property, and IFC/PSU sanctions.

The house is no longer closed.

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