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Sigma Nu sued for negligence

Photo by Photo by Alexis Will

The Sigma Nu chapter at Texas A&M was suspended following the death of member due to a drug overdose. 

On April 14, 2017, Eugene Gridnev filed a lawsuit against the Sigma Nu fraternity after his son, Anton Gridnev, died of an accidental drug overdose in the Sigma Nu house in College Station in August 2016.
The lawsuit is against the fraternity’s national office, Sigma Nu, Inc. and 10 former members of the now disbanded chapter at A&M, as well as the Aggie Sigma Chi House Corporation, which owns the former Sigma Nu house.
The civil suit claims negligence on the part of the defendants led to his son’s death. Gridnev filed the lawsuit in Harris County, seeking more than $1 million in damages and associated costs.
“When the Sigma Nu members that were responsible for his safety noticed Anton’s condition, they called the hospital instead of 911,” the suit states. “The Sigma Nu members were instructed by hospital staff to call 911, but they chose not to. The Sigma Nu members responsible for Anton’s safety remained at the Sigma Nu house without calling 911 as instructed for a prolonged period of time. Eventually, 911 was called but it was too late for them to provide any help and Anton had already died.”
Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. declined to comment.

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