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Published:February 14th, 2013 10:26 EST

Graduate Student Sues Professor for Giving C+

By John Pustelnik

A graduate student in Pennsylvania is suing her professor for over one million dollars because she gave her a C+, which prevented her from becoming a licensed therapist.


The judge did not dismiss Megan Thode`s case, saying that there was enough evidence to justify a lawsuit.

Amanda Eckhardt, Thode`s professor, stands by the grade, citing participation as the main factor.

"I ... believed she received the grade she earned," said Eckhardt.

The professor claimed Thode did not behave professionally in class, and gave her a 0% for class participation.

Thode`s attorney, Richard Orloski, stated that Eckhardt gave her a C+ because Thode is for gay marriage, and Eckhardt is not.

Eckhardt said that although she believes marriage should only be between a man and a woman, she would never let her opinion influence one of her student`s grades.

"I have never heard of a case where a student achieved a zero in class participation where they attended and participated in every class," said Stephen Thode, Megan Thode`s father and finance professor at Lehigh.

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