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Lawsuit dismissed after settlement reached in 2009 alcohol poisoning death at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

May 9, 2011

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A Douglas County judge on Friday formally dismissed a 2009 lawsuit over the alcohol poisoning death of a Kansas University Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity pledge after the parties reached a confidential settlement last month.

According to court records, District Judge Michael Malone dismissed Jay Wren’s lawsuit against the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, its national association, the local housing corporation and its president and some chapter members. Wren’s son, Jason Wren, a 19-year-old freshman from Littleton, Colo., was found dead March 8, 2009, at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter house, 1301 West Campus Road, after a night of heavy drinking.

On April 5 the parties in a statement said the case had been resolved to the satisfaction of all sides without providing any specific details about the resolution. The parties did acknowledge that the Jason Wren Initiative, an annual seminar on the KU campus aimed at providing education about underage drinking, would continue.

Court personnel said Malone dismissed the case at the request of the parties but that no other details were filed.

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oletimer 2 years, 11 months ago

Hopefully the family will use whatever money the received to keep other families and children from having this tragedy played out again. Alcohol and peer pressure are deadly when mixed together. Otherwise profiting from a loss is just wrong in so many ways. No amount of money will bring a life back. I guess it eases the pain though. It would be good in the future to hear of a donation to a charity in the name of this young man.

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Norma Jeane Baker 2 years, 11 months ago

And what add pops up with this story? "Salute! A festival of wine & food"

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missmagoo 2 years, 11 months ago

This was a given, no new information.. move on....

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