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Friday, February 15, 2013

Prof's Daughter Loses $1.3 Million Lawsuit Over C+ Grade

LehighFollowing up on Wednesday's post, Prof's Daughter, Attending University for Free, Sues for $1.3 Million Over C+ Grade:  The Morning Call:  Grad loses in C+ lawsuit against Lehigh University:

A Northampton County judge on Thursday rejected the claims of a Lehigh University graduate suing over her C+ grade, a verdict that upheld the school's insistence that she earned the mark she got. After four days of testimony in a civil trial that captured worldwide attention, Judge Emil Giordano decided that the Bethlehem university neither breached a contract with nor sexually discriminated against Megan Thode, whose lawsuit had sought $1.3 million in damages.

In reaching his conclusions, Giordano said that as a father, he would be unhappy if what happened to Thode at Lehigh had happened to one of his children. But he said Thode nonetheless failed to prove her grade was based on anything other than "purely academic evaluation" and her professor's conclusion that she "was unprepared to move on to the next level" of her course.

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Oh, you don't understand. It's not the poor lazy girl's fault.

Posted by: carroll price | Feb 15, 2013 5:28:41 PM

Amazing part of this is that the case involved four days of testimony.

Posted by: eli bortman | Feb 16, 2013 3:34:16 AM