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Fraternity Settles for $4.2 Million in Pledge’s Death

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A University of Texas freshman died in 2005 after a binge drinking party. The family of Jack Phoummarath settled with the fraternity Lambda Phi Epsilon for $4.2 million. The party was part of the pledge process, and it resulted in acute alcohol poisoning.

Phoummarath’s blood content level was .50. The family has put the proceeds towards an educational video “Enough is Enough” which is featured on www.InMemoryOfJack.com. In addition, a scholarship fund will be established at the University of Texas for $8,000-10,000a year along with an educational program on hazing and binge drinking.