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High Point University, school security director dismissed from wrongful death suit

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High Point University

GREENSBORO, N.C. —The High Point University’s director of security Jeffrey A. Karpovich, along with HPU, have both been dismissed from the wrongful death suit brought by the family of Robert Eugene Tipton, Jr.

Superior Court Judge Susan Bray dismissed both civil cases against Karpovich and High Point University Wednesday.

Greensboro Attorney Drew Brown, who represents Tipton’s mother, confirmed the news on Wednesday. He said Tipton plans to appeal.

Litigation continues and no trial date has been set.

High Point University has not issued a statement on Wednesday:

“We are gratified by the Court’s decision to dismiss the case against High Point University and our Director of Security, Jeff Karpovich. We take the safety of our students very seriously and are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment. Robert Tipton’s death at an off-campus residence was tragic, and we are sorry for his loss, but we strongly rejected the basis of the lawsuit.”

The suit alleged Tipton, 22, died as a result of a violent fraternity hazing incident. He was found unresponsive in an off-campus apartment on March 25, 2012 and later died at High Point Regional Hospital.



  • looky

    They spent their money on lawyers instead of settling with the family,this is an example of favoritism on the judges part !! If I were involved and the attorney was willing to work on percentage I would keep up the fight ! What do they have to lose their child is dead !

    • sinner 3

      Let me add a paragraph from the original story about the suit !!The lawsuit also alleges that the son of university president Nido Qubein was among the instigators of the alleged hazing. That”s right the son of the Pres. of the University !!

    • Mr. Perfect

      That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard of! What lawyer do you know works on a percentage? You are a da!

  • CFO

    Like we all didn’t know that was gonna happen. That university hides more than anyone will ever know.

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