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Hmm. this is rather interesting case. I, for one, wouldn't mind knowing more about it.
I agree, on the surface, it seems rather stupid and "insane." However, what did she do or not do to get the low grade? Was it, in fact, some sort of bias against her? Was it as she claims because she and other students filed a grivience against the one professor? Or was it because she has an overinflated sense of entitlement?
Let's face it, while she is coming across as pretty petty, the professor claiming that she got the low grade "because of her classroom participation" is rather subjective and it could be the professor being rather petty too. I'm not saying it is true in her case; but, some college professors can be rather petty and vindictive jerks. (I had some of them in school; in my one class the professor would ignore me or whatever I contributed to classroom discussion, only to have him fawn all over the black woman who would repeat what I had just said, calling her brilliant and insightful - another classmate got an "A" while I got a "B+" for working on the same group project. Even other stuents notice the bias this professor had against me - that says something doesn't it? Although I didn't sue, that doesn't mean I wouldn't have liked to. If I could have, I would have dropped the course and taken it with another professor; except it was a requirement and he was the only one "teaching" it.)
That being said, suing is not a good thing. Even if she won, did she really win? How valid is her grade if she had to sue to get it?
If she wins, what impact will that have if every professor now has to look over his/her shoulder fearing a lawsuit for low grades?
She wants to be in counseling. What if the counseled are petty toward her, will she sue her own client for not improving? Will she sue her own client if they don't get off drugs?
Or perhaps, she and her father sued because they knew that was the only way to get rid of a tenured, yet idiotic, professor?