Update On The UVA Alleged Hazing Lawsuit

Retta Race
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September 27th, 2015 ACC, College, Lifestyle, News

In the ongoing civil lawsuit involving five former University of Virginia men’s swim team members being accused of hazing by former teammate Anthony Marcantonio, The Daily Progress reports that attorneys for the plaintiff have responded to the defendants’ motions to dismiss the case.

Earlier this month, Kyle Dudzinski, Luke Papendick, Charles Rommel, David Ingraham and Jacob Pearce asked that the case be dismissed from federal court due to failure for the plaintiff to ‘state claims which relief could be granted’, as well as the plaintiff’s failure ‘to provide sufficient facts for most, if not all, of the 10 counts he asserts against them.’ The defendants maintain that the alleged hazing activities (of which you can read more details here), were harmless and Marcantonio could have opted out at any time.

Now, in a memorandum filed this week, Marcantonio’s attorney opposes such dismissal motions, saying that “in the light most favorable to [Marcantonio] and accepting the factual allegations as true, as the law requires, each count states a claim.” Marcantonio’s side argues that what occurred “was far from the benign events characterized by the defendant as a ‘team bonding event’ and the defendants’ motions for dismissal should be denied.

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Pretty easy to see who will win this lawsuit:

The lawyers.


Are there any public updates on the Brock Turner case?

iLikePsych – Did a thorough search about two weeks ago, but was unable to find anything. We’ll keep looking, though.

About Retta Race

Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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