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October 20, 2017
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Lawsuit dismissed
(2007-10-01)
(WOUB) - A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit an Ohio University professor of engineering brought against university leaders following an investigation into student plagiarism.

Jay Gunasekera claimed he should not have been stripped of his graduate faculty status after an internal investigation determined several of his advisees' mechanical engineering theses and dissertations contained plagiarized material.

According to an university news release, Judge Algenon Marbley says the professor failed to prove graduate faculty status is a constitutionally protected right that was deprived of him without notice or the opportunity to be heard.
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