From Grade Disagreement to $40M Suit

November 9, 2009

A former student at the University of Michigan at Flint is suing the institution for $40 million, saying he dropped out and suffered from debt and depression because of the way the institution responded to a complaint about a grade, The Flint News reported. The former student charges that the university, in a post-Virginia Tech overreaction, perceived him as a threat, and the student has obtained e-mail messages from safety officers at the university as saying he was “strange, creepy and had an attitude." University officials declined to discuss the suit in detail, but said that the institution had done nothing wrong and would defend itself in court.

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