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Jury awards dead FDU student's family $260,000

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A Morris County jury has found Fairleigh Dickinson University and junior Keith Orzech equally responsible for his fatal fall from a fourth-floor dorm window and awarded $260,000 to his parents.

Orzech, 21, of Sudbury, Mass., fell at the Madison-Florham Park campus in 2005 after drinking heavily, and family lawyer Barry Epstein maintained that FDU had failed to enforce its alcohol policies. The school allows 21-year-olds to drink with limitations at Madison-Florham Park.

- AP