The family of a New York City college freshman allegedly killed a hazing ritual on a fraternity trip has hired a top attorney and plans to sue. The death of Baruch College freshman Michael Deng, 19, was ruled a homicide last week and his parents are waiting for prosecutors to file charges before launching a civil case, lawyer Douglas Fierberg told NBC News. Fierberg did not name a specific targets of a suit but said universities, national fraternities and local chapters have been named in other cases. According to court papers, frat members tackled blindfolded pledges who had been weighed down with sand-filled backpacks in the freezing dark. Deng was knocked unconscious and his schoolmates waited an hour before they drove him to the local hospital, court papers allege.
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