Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Krueger v. MIT (Alcohol-Related Wrongful Death)
In September 2000, MIT paid $6 million to the family of student Scott S. Krueger, who died in 1997 of alcohol poisoning after engaging in excessive drinking at his fraternity house. Former MIT President Charles M. Vest publicly apologized to the family for MIT’s role in Krueger’s death. Of the settlement total, $4.75 million was for compensatory damages and the remaining $1.25 million went toward establishing scholarships in Krueger’s memory.
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