A fraternity at Miami University in southern Ohio has dropped a $10 million lawsuit against the school that alleged that university officials acted with "malice, hatred and ill will" by suspending the organization for a fireworks battle and having marijuana.
Phi Kappa Tau sued Miami University last week after the school suspended 37 sophomores from the fraternity. That came after police found a cache of fireworks and illegal drugs at the chapter's house on the Oxford campus following a fireworks fight with another frat houses last month.
Online federal court records show that the fraternity dropped the lawsuit "without prejudice," meaning that it could be refiled. The case was closed Wednesday.
Harrison Green, the Cincinnati attorney who sued on behalf of the fraternity, said this week that he was just dropping the national fraternity as a plaintiff and that the local chapter would continue with the lawsuit.
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