Partamian, Estate of Arman vs. The “PIGS” Fraternity and Individual Defendants
New York Supreme Court, Queens County, Index No. 26069/09
Arman Partamian, 19, a biology sophomore at SUNY Geneseo, was found dead March 1, 2009, after drinking excessively to gain membership in an off-campus fraternity that was banished from the campus in 1996, The PIGS. Partamian was one of three pledges who drank heavily for two days at the fraternity.
His blood-alcohol level was 0.55%, nearly seven times the legal limit for driving.
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