Cases & Deals

Penn State defends lawsuit brought by former student-athlete relating to alleged hazing by teammates

Client(s) Pennsylvania State University, The

Jones Day is defending The Pennsylvania State University and its head football coach in an action brought by a former football student-athlete who alleges that his freshman teammates hazed and harassed him. The plaintiff alleges a number of claims including negligence, negligence per se based on violations of Pennsylvania's antihazing statute, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Isaiah Humphries v. The Pennsylvania State University et al., No. 4-20-cv-00064 (M.D. Pa.)