Connecticut Supreme Court Reverses Prior Decision on DKE House Lawsuit

by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Sara McCrea, Eliza Kuller, Managing Editor, Editor in Chief, Senior Staff Writer . 2 Comments

The Connecticut Supreme Court released a decision for the Kent Literary Club et al. v. Wesleyan University et al. court case reversing the previous judgment, which had ruled in Delta Kappa Epsilon’s (DKE’s) favor, and sending the case back to a trial court for additional proceedings. This verdict, released on Friday, March 5, comes after six […]

Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in DKE Case

by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Comments Off on Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in DKE Case

On May 1, the Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Kent Literary Club et al. v. Wesleyan University et al. The hearing comes after four years of legal proceedings between Kent Literary Club (KLC), the parent chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), and the University, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed against the University by […]

DKE Lawsuit Against the University Reaches Connecticut Supreme Court

by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Comments Off on DKE Lawsuit Against the University Reaches Connecticut Supreme Court

After nearly four years of legal proceedings, Kent Literary Club’s lawsuit against the University has reached the Connecticut Supreme Court. The case between Kent Literary Club (KLC), Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), and the University began in February 2015 after DKE was removed from 276 High Street following its failure to submit a satisfactory plan to […]

DKE v. Wes: University Submits Appeal, 276 High St. Remains Off-Limits

by Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

On Aug. 20, the University submitted an appeal brief to the Connecticut Appellate Court, continuing the now four-year debate regarding the Kent Literary Club (KLC) Et Al v. Wesleyan University Et Al case. As a result of this ongoing appeal, 276 High St. will remain off limits to students. Although Judge Edward S. Domnarski upheld […]

DKE v. Wes: Jury Verdict Upheld, Brothers Return Fall 2018, Univ. to Appeal

by Emmet Teran, Camille De Beus, News Editor and Features Editor. 5 Comments

On Monday, Dec. 4, Judge Edward S. Domnarski upheld this summer’s jury verdict on the Kent Literary Club (KLC) Et. Al. v. Wesleyan University Et. Al. case. Judge Domnarski also granted KLC’s post-trial motions for triple damages, bringing the total sum awarded to over $1.2 million. “We are disappointed by the court’s decision and will […]

DKE v. Wesleyan: Judge Deliberates Post-Verdict Motions, Decision on Dec. 4

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors. 1 Comment

With post-verdict hearings and motions nearly finished, Monday’s, Dec. 4 court date has the potential to settle three years of heated debate among the parties of Kent Literary Club (KLC) Et Al v. Wesleyan University Et Al. According to KLC President Gary Breitbord, no decisions were made at a hearing held on Nov. 22. The […]

DKE v. Wesleyan: What You Need to Know About Last Week’s Hearing

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News Editor and Features Editor. Comments Off on DKE v. Wesleyan: What You Need to Know About Last Week’s Hearing

After a series of motions and an anticipated day in court, the parties involved in Kent Literary Club (KLC) Et Al. v. Wesleyan University Et Al. have another hearing scheduled for Dec. 4.   A debate over the legitimacy of the University’s coeducation policy was the catalyst for strained relations among administrators and the fraternity […]

DKE v. Wesleyan Court Date Looms

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors. Comments Off on DKE v. Wesleyan Court Date Looms

After months of debate, the parties involved in Kent Literary Club (KLC) at Wesleyan Univ. v. Wesleyan Univ. have another day in court set for Nov. 21.  At 10 a.m. on the 21st, plaintiffs KLC (the alumni chapter of DKE at Wesleyan), Gamma Phi Chapter of DKE at Wesleyan, and fraternity Chapter President Jordan Jancze ’18 […]

DKE Increases Claim to Nearly $1.2 Million, Alleges Co-Education Policy a Double Standard

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors. 15 Comments

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. On Monday afternoon, the plaintiffs of Kent Literary Club at Wesleyan Univ. v. Wesleyan Univ. filed a motion for an award of punitive damages and costs to include compensation for counsel fees, which would triple their initial claim and bring the total damages awarded to […]

DKE Lawsuit Reaches Verdict as University is Found at Fault, Talks to Follow

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors . 9 Comments

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. On Thursday June 15, after two years of debate and litigation, a jury in the Middlesex Superior Court reached a verdict in a claim made by The Kent Literary Club of Wesleyan University at Middletown against Wesleyan University, finding the University at fault. They found […]

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