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Mon., April 8, 2013, 10:41 a.m.

U of I student sues fraternity

A University of Idaho student injured after falling from a three-tiered bunk bed at the Delta Chi house following a party two years ago is now suing the national fraternal organization for incurred medical costs and other damages.

She alleges the injuries came from falling out of a third-story window.

Krysta Huft in her lawsuit filed Friday against the national fraternity and 10 “John Does” alleges the Idaho chapter was negligent in providing her with beer and vodka despite her being underage and not verifying her age at the time. That, the suit argues, contributed to her falling from a window on the third-story sleeping porch where she was taken after falling asleep at a party in April 2011. She also alleges Delta Chi did not maintain safe premises, including a lack of window stops, lock guards or bars to prevent her fall. Her medical costs are stated to be more than $10,000.

The lawsuit contradicts an investigation by the Moscow Police Department, which concluded Huft had fallen to the floor from an upper level of the bunk bed where she was taken after falling asleep during the party.

Two very different versions of the same event. Which one do believe is more likely?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.