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Stone Foltz's family sues Bowling Green State over promotion of fraternities and sororities

Kreischer-Darrow Hall on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
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The family of Delaware county native Stone Foltz is suing Bowling Green State University, a little over a year after Foltz died from alcohol poisoning following a fraternity hazing event.

The lawsuit seeking at least $50,000 in damages accuses the school of encouraging students to join fraternities and sororities while knowing they had a history of hazing.

A statement from Bowling Green said the lawsuit is meritless and undermines the school's efforts to fight hazing.

Authorities said the 20-year-oldFoltz, a Buckeye Valley graduate, died after drinking an entire bottle of liquor at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity initiation event.

Fraternity members took him to his apartment afterward where a roommate later found Foltz unconscious. He died three days after he was put on life support.

Last week, three former fraternity members were sentenced to jail time.