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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:06 AM

Woman who received free tuition sues University for $1.3 million for a C+ in one class

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/megan-thode-lehigh-university-lawsuit_n_2671739.html

A woman who received a C+ in a graduate class is in court right now seeking $1.3 million in damages from Lehigh University. It is amazing that the judge let this matter go to trial - he keeps saying it shouldn't be a matter for the courts, but he keeps letting the trial proceed.

It is particularly strange because the woman received free tuition from Lehigh because her father is a current professor. That father is mainly known as being one of the chief critics of the way that Allentown is funding its downtown redevelopment. The woman also had her undergrad degree funded by Lehigh.

The attorney on the case is a perennial candidate, who has run about 10 times for the US House and the State Senate, and lost by large margins every time. His campaigns were very well-funded - almost entirely by himself. Most of his campaign spending went to pay for billboards picturing himself and his 8 kids.

Before the trial started, the judge sought an out of court settlement in which the University would just let the woman retake the class. One of the parties refused. I'm guessing it was the one seeking the $1.3 million.

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Reply Woman who received free tuition sues University for $1.3 million for a C+ in one class (Original post)
JPZenger Feb 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #1
Scuba Feb 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #3
JPZenger Feb 2013 #4
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #5
JPZenger Feb 2013 #6

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:24 AM

1. What was the subject, morals & ethics? nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:27 AM

2. +1

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:08 PM

3. There are times that I want to be on a jury.

This is one of those times. I give her an F for thinking that she has some entitlement. And thinking that a passing grade is so unacceptable that she deserves $1.3 million.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:13 PM

4. I agree, but in this particular case, no jury is involved, judge makes this decision

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:22 PM

5. Judges are elected. I would watch this one. nt

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:43 AM

6. Judge ruled in favor of the University

This case never should have gone to trial.

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