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Florida Appeals Court Provides Relief to FSU in Litigation Involving Academic Fraud
A Florida appeals court has dealt a blow to an academician, who sued Florida State University for defamation
In 2007, FSU learned of possible academic misconduct in its Office of Athletic Academic Support Services, which provides academic assistance to student athletes. FSU began an investigation. Shortly thereafter, its chief audit officer issued a report finding there was “considerable testimonial evidence” that a "Learning Specialist" and a tutor within the OAAS "perpetuated academic dishonesty" to a degree which may have violated the academic honor policy of the university.
After the release was published, Brenda Monk, the specialist referred to in the report, resigned and sued the school for defamation.
This edition of Sports Litigation Alert also includes the following summaries:
Parents of Student Athletes Fail in their Attack of Transfer Rule
Stadium Vendor Sanctioned for Discovery Violations
Court Provides Partial Victory to District, Coaches and Other Athletic Officials in Hazing Case
Fitness Club Member Assumed the Risk of Injury
Understanding Event Cancellation Insurance Coverage
Double Fault? Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Tennis Umpires
Uncle Luke v. Little Luke: Luther Campbell Sues Nevin Shapiro for Libel
Hard Work, Good Fortune Takes Walters to Senior Legal Position with Bobcats
Constitutional Challenges to Pat-Down Policy Fade Away, Even as Procedure is Expanded
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