Court denies USC fraternity's motion forcing members out of house

Court denies USC fraternity's motion forcing members out of house

A judge ruled Wednesday to deny a temporary injunction forcing the members of Kappa Sigma out of their home at USC.

The attorney for the Kappa Sigma Housing Cooperation argued that the cooperation is concerned about the 30 students who have leases to stay in the fraternity house until the end of the spring semester, as well as four staff members who work at the house.

According to Judge Casey Manning, the fraternity failed to "establish that it will suffer any irreparable harm without the injunction." Manning also stated in his decision that the fraternity had an adequate remedy at law since it was looking to receive money for the University's actions.

The fraternity's national office imposed a five-year ban on the USC chapter, saying an investigation found spending, alcohol, and hazing violations.

Not long after, the university notified fraternity members to move out of the fraternity house by Dec. 14, according to court documents.

The eviction was ultimately put on hold by a Fifth Judicial Circuit judge until the decision was made.

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