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Judge rules against Lehigh grad student who sued over a C-plus

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 14, 2013 3:31 PM

(Easton) -- A county judge in eastern Pennsylvania has ruled against a former Lehigh University graduate student who sued to have a C-plus grade changed to a B.

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The Express-Times of Easton said Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano made the ruling Thursday afternoon in the lawsuit filed by Megan Thode.

Thode was seeking $1.3 million over a grade in a 2009 graduate-level therapist internship course she says was retaliation because she supports gay marriage. She says the grade is keeping her from becoming licensed therapist.

The teacher, Amanda Eckhardt, testified she stood by the grade. She said Thode's behavior in class hurt her in the class participation component of her grade.

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