EASTON, Pa. - A woman who unsuccessfully sued a Pennsylvania university over the C-plus grade she got in one of her graduate classes asked a judge Tuesday to award her a new trial.
An attorney for former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode argued her case in Northampton County Court. Thode wants the grade raised to a B and seeks $1.3 million in damages.
Judge Emil Giordano ruled against Thode this year. Her attorney, Richard Orloski, asked the judge to reverse his ruling or grant his client a new trial.
Thode alleged that her professor in a 2009 graduate-level therapist internship course retaliated against her over her support of gay marriage, and that her grade prevented her from becoming a licensed therapist. The teacher testified that Thode's behavior in class hurt her grade.