Settlement reached over 2014 death of WVU student

Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM EST
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The family of a West Virginia University Student who died in a 2014 hazing incident has reached a settlement with the university, the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and property owners, reports say.

28-year-old Nolan Burch died at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house during a hazing incident.The financial terms have not been released.

The suit was filed in 2015, with the defendants being the university, Richard Schwartz and Jordon Hankins.Thomas and Linda Richey (who owned the former fraternity house), Kappa Sigma Fraternity Gamma-Phi chapter, and the Kappa Sigma House Association.

Reports say that as a result of the settlement, the defendants did not admit liability.