EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSJudge Dismisses Lawsuit In 2007 WVU Degree Scandal
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 3:35 PM EDT
Morgantown, Monongalia County , West Virginia
A federal judge has dismissed the latest lawsuit against West Virginia University over a 6-year-old master's degree scandal involving the daughter of a former governor.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey issued an order Wednesday dismissing all three counts against WVU's former academic integrity officer, administration officials and Board of Governors.
Former business school dean Stephen Sears and former associate dean Cyril Logar argued that WVU ignored its obligation to repair their tarnished reputations since an academic-misconduct investigation ended.
They accused WVU of breach of contract and denial of their due-process rights.
It was their third lawsuit in four years. All have failed.
Last summer, WVU said there would be no further action against anyone involved in altering transcripts, creating grades and awarding an executive master's degree to Heather Bresch.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.