FAMU Sued for Allegedly Violating Student's Rights Regarding Hazing. Aisha Sylvain and Her Family Express Concern Over Misleading Allegations that Damage Reputation.

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A student at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) has sued the university for suspending her from the college for allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct for hazing. The Leon County Florida authorities have conducted an investigation and concluded no criminal acts were committed.

Tricia (CK) Hoffler, partner with Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler, LLP

FAMU’s alleged misconduct and violation of my client’s rights and dignity have caused immeasurable damage to Ms. Sylvain,

Based on the alleged reckless misconduct by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), the university is being sued for allegedly violating the constitutional and civil rights of a former student from metropolitan Atlanta, Aisha Sylvain, in connection with an alleged hazing event. “FAMU’s alleged misconduct and violation of my client’s rights and dignity have caused immeasurable damage to Ms. Sylvain,” said her lead attorney CK Hoffler from Atlanta based Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler, LLP.

This law suit stems from an alleged hazing event in February 2013 where various members of the leadership of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were accused of being involved in the alleged hazing incident. The Leon County Sheriff’s office conducted an investigation and concluded no criminal acts had been committed. Despite the fact that no purported credible evidence exists to support the hazing allegations, FAMU officials suspended, penalized and imposed punitive measures against Ms. Sylvain and other members of the sorority.

“This is a truly sad development for FAMU and its students as it appears that FAMU is now supposedly reacting in a manner that is perplexing and causing confusion and Ms.Sylvain and others are caught up in the cross-fire,” said Hoffler.

The lawsuit was filed in the State Court in Leon County, Florida, [Case No. 2014CA002529] on September 24, 2014.

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