(InvestigateTV) — This Week on InvestigateTV: It’s a well-known secret within the fraternity industry that while its undergraduate members foot the bill for expensive liability insurance, when something goes wrong, those students largely are left without coverage while headquarters executives and the national organizations are generally fully protected. Joce Sterman shares the tragic story of a former fraternity member who’s still suffering the effects of a brutal hazing incident from half a decade ago. WHERE TO WATCH ICYMI – Watch last week’s episode.
Hazed & Excused: Liability: We look at the complex structure of protections national Greek organizations have created to protect themselves from the legal and financial liability of hazing, binge drinking and sexual assaults. Those incidents have led to injuries and deaths at their local chapters - tragedies often stemming from traditions fraternity executives have long known were risky. One attorney who’s worked on wrongful death cases calls the entire structure a scam against fraternity members because the undergraduates are forced to pay for liability insurance that ultimately doesn’t protect them when something bad happens. Our team dives into the insurance systems and guidelines set up by dozens of national fraternities and shows also how the insurance premiums have become an asset and source of income for them. We also share the tragic story of a former fraternity member who’s still suffering the effects of a brutal hazing incident from half a decade ago.
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They have accused the popular social media app of being a conduit for drug dealers to reach children.
Angie Ricono spoke with one family who blames Snapchat for the death of their son.
Watching Your Wallet – Fight Against Telemarketing Calls: Unwanted telemarking calls can be a nuisance, especially when you’ve signed up for a do not call registry. In this Watching Your Wallet, Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman spoke with a woman who decided to fight back after she claims her information was released without her consent – and her message to other consumers about their rights.
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