COLUMBIA — The family of a University of Missouri student has settled a lawsuit with nearly two dozen defendants, including the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, after alleging he had been forced to drink a bottle of vodka at the university fraternity.
Attorneys announced the settlement with all 23 defendants in a court hearing on Tuesday, meaning that none of the previously filed motions in the case will be heard.
The parents of Daniel Santulli of Minnesota had originally filed the civil suit earlier this year, saying their son has been unresponsive and under constant medical supervision since he was sent to a hospital with alcohol poisoning in October 2021.
Though the details of the settlement were not disclosed, Santulli's parents are reportedly pleased with the agreement, according to an attorney for the family.
The University of Missouri removed the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, commonly known as Fiji, after an October suspension following the incident.
Last week, 13 students were given "proposed disciplinary sanctions" by the university for their participation in the incident.
Given Santulli's incapacitation, the settlement must be approved by the court, a lawyer for Santulli's family explained to KRCG 13.