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Parents of fraternity pledge file civil case about his death

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died after being found unresponsive party is filing a civil case against the national chapter and others in connection with their son’s death.

Attorney David Bianchi, representative of Thomas and Sandra Coffey, said the indictment was filed in a circuit court in Florida. The suit names Pi Kappa Phi national chapter and a number of people, including the nine brotherhood members who were charged with criminal hazing after Andrew Coffee died Nov. 3.

Florida State suspended its fraternities and sororities for almost three months, but alcohol is not permitted on the campus functions.

Pi Kappa Phi national spokesman Todd Shelton said via text message that his office had no comment on pending litigation.

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