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Judge Asked to Dismiss Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Hazing Death

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 6, 2012

Attorneys representing Florida A & M University have asked a judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the institution in connection with the hazing death of marching band drum major Robert Champion in 2011. FAMU lawyer Richard Mitchell requested Judge Walter Komanski to throw out the lawsuit filed by the victim’s family on the grounds that the victim willfully submitted to and participated in the hazing ritual that caused the injuries that led to his death. Orlando wrongful death attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring developments in this case very closely, as the judge’s ruling could have far-reaching implications in Florida wrongful death lawsuits.

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