Domingo, Estate of Noah vs. Individual Defendants

Location: Irvine, CA

During his second quarter at the University of California, Irvine, Noah Domingo was in the process of pledging the California Psi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. In the early evening of January 11, 2019, at a house rented by the Defendants, Noah was presented with a 375 ml bottle of Jack Daniels and directed Noah to consume the entire contents as part of what was identified as being a fraternity tradition.

Noah became incapacitated around 11:00 pm. He was placed on a bed in the room next to at least two other fraternity pledges who, like Noah, were incapacitated as a result of consuming their “family
drinks.” Noah was allegedly left unattended for the next several hours. At approximately 9:42 am on January 12, 2019, a fraternity member called 911 to report that Noah was unconscious, unresponsive and that his “whole body is, like, blue now.”

Emergency personnel later arrived, yet all attempts to revive Noah were unsuccessful. At autopsy, it was determined that Noah died of “acute alcohol intoxication” with a 0.331% blood alcohol level.

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