Judge rejects Lehigh U student's grade lawsuit
EASTON, Pa. - A judge in Pennsylvania ruled against a former graduate student who sued to have a grade changed, and $1.3 million in damages.
The Express-Times of Easton reports that Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano made the ruling Thursday in the lawsuit filed by Megan Thode against Lehigh University.
Thode was seeking damages over a C-plus grade in a 2009 therapist internship course. She alleged the grade was retaliation because she supports gay marriage. She said the grade was preventing her from becoming a licensed therapist. An expert estimated Thode would suffer $1.3 million in damages in lost earnings.
Lehigh University argued that professors, not judges, possess the expertise required to make academic decisions. And the teacher testified she stood by the grade.
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