Lehigh graduate asks judge to reconsider lawsuit over C-plus
- Lehigh University graduate Megan Thode's attorney filed court documents Monday asking Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano to give Thode a new trial or change his decision.
- Thode unsuccessfully sued the school earlier this month over a C-plus grade, arguing that her student-teacher, Amanda Carr Eckhardt, dropped her grade from a B-plus to a C-plus, making it impossible for her to become a licensed therapist, by awarding her zero participation points as a "punishment" for Thode's views on same-sex marriage.
- In his ruling against Thode, Giordano said he was confused as to how she could be awarded zero points for participation and that case law limited him on overturning the grade.
From the article:
... In court documents filed Monday, attorney Richard J. Orloski asked the judge to either grant Megan Thode a new trial or to alter his judgment in her favor. Over the course of a four-day trial earlier this month, Orloski argued Thode was unfairly punished for her views on gay marriage by her student-teacher, Amanda Carr Eckhardt. Thode had achieved a B-plus in the therapy internship course, but Eckhardt gave her zero out of 25 points for class participation, dropping her a full letter grade. ...
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