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ZK Result – Attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss Obtain Dismissal in Alleged Fraternity Assault Cases

(Adams County, PA) (January 2019). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss obtained a dismissal of a national fraternity after it was sued, among other defendants, for an alleged assault by one fraternity member against another at a Spring Social.

Plaintiff filed suit against the individual fraternity member, the local chapter, the national fraternity, and the college. Zimmer Kunz filed Preliminary Objections on behalf of the national fraternity, arguing that based upon the facts in the Complaint, the national organization could not be liable to Plaintiff under any theory of liability: negligence, dram shop, or vicarious liability.

After oral arguments, President Judge Michael A. George entered an Order sustaining the Preliminary Objections, and dismissing the national fraternity, with prejudice.