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So you got a C+ in an important university course. Sucks, right? But would you be perturbed enough to sue your school for over a million dollars, claiming the poor grade dashed your hopes of a promising career?
That’s the approach a Pennsylvania woman is taking as she arrived in court this week with a $1.3 million claim against her alma mater, arguing the grade in a class critical to achieving her master’s degree has destroyed her chances of becoming a licensed professional counsellor.
Megan Thode, 27, also alleges that Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. had a vendetta against her and wished to force her out of the graduate program she was in. Her lawyer, Richard J. Orloski argued in court Monday that she was the victim of a breach of contract and sexual discrimination.
“She’s literally lost a career,” he said.
But the lawyer for Lehigh University dismissed the…
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