Ex-Lehigh U student appeals grade lawsuit ruling
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - February 13, 2013 (WPVI) -- A former eastern Pennsylvania graduate student who unsuccessfully sued the school to try to improve a C-plus grade in a class is asking a judge to reconsider his decision.
Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano earlier this month ruled against former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode, who wanted the grade raised to a B and was seeking $1.3 million in damages.
The (Easton) Express-Times says attorney Richard Oloski filed documents Monday asking the judge to either reverse his ruling or grant his client a new trial.
Thode alleged that the grade in a 2009 graduate-level therapist internship course was retaliation because she supports gay marriage, and it has prevented her from becoming a licensed therapist. The teacher testified that Thode's behavior in class hurt her grade.
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com
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