Indiana: Sorority Hazing Injuries
Two Jane Does v. Unidentified National Sorority, et al. Represented the families of two young women who were given third-degree burns by their sorority sisters during a hazing ritual. The ritual included disturbing simulations involving sexual content. ABC 20/20 featured this incident in a report dealing with the purported increase of violent hazing in sororities. The families accepted a substantial financial settlement prior to trial (from the sorority and individual perpetrators), which also included the imposition of numerous non-monetary sanctions designed to change the initiation practices and prevent future injuries.