IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The national Delta Zeta sorority has dropped a lawsuit that accused the owners of a house near an Iowa university of false advertising and trademark infringement.
The sorority dismissed the lawsuit in March after its lawyers said they were unable to serve the defendants with notice.
The lawsuit named Frederick and Oksana Shaddock, owners of the Delta Nu Zeta rental home near Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield. The suit also named Frederick Shaddock’s business.
Shaddock said Wednesday he’s happy the lawsuit has been dismissed. He denied the sorority’s suggestion that he deliberately avoided being served, saying he’s easy to find.
Shaddock noted that he changed the house’s name from Delta Zeta to Delta Nu Zeta before the lawsuit. He’s also cancelled ownership of domain names DeltaZetaHouse.com and DeltaZetaHouse.org.