CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) – – The West Virginia University Board of Governors settled the lawsuit for the death of a student in 2014 in a think tank for $ 250,000.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state's risk and insurance management board has accepted the settlement in which the WVU board has denied any responsibility in the death of Nolan Michael Burch, 18 years old.
Burch was found unconscious and did not breathe at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in Morgantown. He was from Williamsville, New York, in the suburbs of Buffalo. Police determined that it was an alcohol related death.
The lawsuit was filed by Burch's parents in 2015 in the Monongalia County District Court.
As part of the settlement, the insurer also donated $ 20,000 to the WVU Children's Hospital's critical care services and $ 5,000 to the Children's Recovery and Education Center. organs.
Burch was originally from Williamsville and graduated from Canisius High School.