Student Loses Appeal in $1M Grade Lawsuit

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    A woman who unsuccessfully sued a Pennsylvania university over a C-plus grade has lost her bid for a new trial.

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    Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano issued a one-sentence ruling Monday against former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode.
     
    Thode had asked to have the grade raised to a B and had sought $1.3 million in damages.
     
    She alleged her professor in a 2009 graduate-level therapist internship course retaliated against her over her support of gay marriage. She said the grade prevented her from becoming a licensed therapist.
     
    Giordano ruled against Thode earlier this year, saying the reason for her C-plus was purely academic and nothing more.
     
    Her attorney, Richard Orloski, had asked the judge earlier this month to either reverse his ruling or grant Thode a new trial.

     


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