The sorority leaders are stalling and I am uncertain if any money is owed to them because my daughter has been affiliated with the group since early February. A total of $700 was paid to the sorority. We have charged back $400. My daughter would like to know if it is reasonable to demand all funds back from the group she paid in full, or an additional $300.
She never signed any contractural agreement but the others who were dismissed were informed by the mediator that xxxx will be expected to sign paperwork with the mediator.
I am thinking that perhaps the mediator will just drop the situation and we can forget it, as the charge-backs may not be challenged by the group.
I want to know--what is my daughter's legal obligation--if any---with the group?
I think we had the right to charge-back the $400 initiation fees earlier this week and they have no right to contest the transactions with the bank.
How strong is a screenshot from the video in which my daugter's image is featured holding a beer? She cannot be arrested for a photo in which she is holding a beer can she? And would such a photograph give the sorority the power to take all the money for the entire initiation and annual fees? My daughter was dismissed from the group and would like to remain dismissed and retrieve the monetary contributions.
Is what we have done in making the charge-backs legal? Can they sue us for the funds?
It seems the sorority representative is telling the others who were dismissed that xxxx is in "big trouble" over the screen shot photo in which she appears holding the beer and that the mediator has advised the others to tell xxxx she must come and "sign papers" to admit she was using alcohol as a minor. And who knows what else would be included in the "paperwork she is required to sign."
I am advising my daughter to not attend a personal meeting with the woman without witnesses and to sign nothing.
So in short, do I have legal rights with what we are doing? Can my daughter be arrested for the screen shot photograph and held accountable for all of the sorority funds?