EASTON, Pennsylvania — A woman who unsuccessfully sued a Pennsylvania university over the C-plus grade she got in one of her graduate classes is asking a judge to award her a new trial.
An attorney for former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode argued her case in Northampton County Court on Tuesday. Thode wants the grade raised to a B and seeks $1.3 million in damages.
Judge Emil Giordano ruled against Thode earlier this year. Her attorney, Richard Orloski, asked the judge to either reverse his ruling or grant his client a new trial.
Thode alleged 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 previously that Thode's behavior in class hurt her grade.