Jury awards $1.7 million to former dental student at University of Michigan

Dec. 4, 2008
Student argued that she had been wrongfully kicked out of the school
A federal jury has awarded more than $1.7 million to a formerUniversity of Michigan dental student who said she was illegally kicked out of school after she became ensnared in a feud between a dean and faculty members. The jury said Alissa Zwick's due-process rights were violated when she was dismissed in 2005 after her third year. She had a B average, but was told she wasn't performing well in clinical classes. Zwick contended that she became a target when two professors resisted efforts to accommodate her attention deficit disorder by giving exams in a separate setting. To read The Detroit News article, click here.

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