Judge Rejects Student's $1M Grade Lawsuit

A former Lehigh University grad student claims a low grade cost her a degree and a career as a licensed therapist

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    A Northampton County judge has ruled against a former Lehigh University graduate student in her $1.3 million lawsuit to get a C+ grade changed to a B.

    Megan Thode filed the lawsuit against her professor and school, claiming the grade in a graduate class cost her a degree and career as a licensed therapist. 

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    Prior to that grade, Thode was an A student.  In her lawsuit, she was asking for the university to pay for what she claims are lost lifetime earnings.

    Thode says the professor, Amanda Eckhardt, targeted her as punishment  for supporting gay rights. Thode is an outspoken advocate for gay marriage.  Thode’s attorney says Eckhardt does not believe in it.

    The university told a judge Thode received the C+ because she didn't act professionally in class.


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