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USC in court battle to evict banned frat’s members

COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of South Carolina and the owner of a campus fraternity house are in court over whether members of the fraternity may remain after the group lost its charter.

A judge temporarily blocked the university from kicking members of Kappa Sigma fraternity out of their housing after the fraternity’s national office imposed a five-year ban on the local chapter.

Multiple media outlets report an attorney said during a Thursday hearing that Kappa Sigma Housing Corp. could lose $320,000 if the house is empty next semester. He said the school did not give the required notice to evict the fraternity.

A university attorney countered the owner can sue for lost revenue but students can’t remain because the house must be used by an active fraternity.

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