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Delta Tau Delta v. Johnson
Citation:712 N.E.2d 968 (Ind. 1999)
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The plaintiff was invited to a fraternity party. At the party, the plaintiff began conversing with the defendant Motz. When the plaintiff’s friends had wandered off, the defendant offered to drive her home after he had sobered up. Later in the night, the plaintiff again searched for a ride home. When she was unsuccessful, the defendant Motz reaffirmed his offer to drive her home, but only after he sobered up. Soon thereafter, the defendant Motz locked himself and the plaintiff in a room and sexually assaulted the plaintiff.
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