Tag Archives: Judge Josiah T. Showalter Jr.

Hazing lawsuit in Radford survives demurrers (access required)

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A former college freshman who claims he was injured in a hazing ritual can pursue claims against 22 alleged members of a rogue Radford University fraternity. Radford Circuit Judge Josiah T. Showalter Jr. rejected defenses including illegality, contributory negligence and ...

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Claims move forward in fraternity hazing case (access required)

Where a minor plaintiff claims defendant fraternity members required him to consume large amounts of alcohol if he wanted further consideration for membership, most of his claims survive defendants’ demurrers and pleas at bar. Party time Plaintiff alleges that he ...

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Man crushed when car backed into his truck – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was delivering heating oil to the residence of defendant Catron. While the plaintiff was filling the oil tank with his vehicle parked in the driveway, the homeowner and defendant Catron attempted to leave the property in his vehicle. ...

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