HPU hazing case dismissed against remaining plaintiffs

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A hazing case stemming from the death of a former High Point University student has been dismissed against all remaining plaintiffs.

This includes Michael Qubein, son of HPU President Nido Qubein, according to the High Point Enterprise.

The paper is reporting that the case was dismissed last week against Qubein, along with another former HPU student Marshall Jefferson.

The initial wrongful death lawsuit alleged Robert Eugene 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.

Qubein allegedly was pledgemaster for the fraternity.

Tipton’s mother, who brought the civil action, agreed to the dismissal of the case against the remaining defendants, the paper is reporting.

No criminal charges have been filed in Tipton’s death.

Source: High Point Enterprise