Discrimination, Accommodation, & Diversity; Students; Retaliation; Disability Discrimination; Discrimination, Accommodation, & Diversity; First Amendment & Free Speech; Constitutional Issues; Due Process
Yaldo v. Wayne State University (E.D. Mich. June 7, 2017)
Opinion and Order granting Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment and denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Plaintiff was a student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Beginning in the first few weeks of his studies, issues arose with Plaintiff’s attendance and exam performance. During his third year of study, Plaintiff claimed he had been in a car accident and submitted a falsified police report as proof of the incident. He was later placed on academic probation due to course failure and ultimately dismissed from the school. Plaintiff sued Wayne State and its staff for alleged disability and national origin discrimination, due process violations, First Amendment retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court found each of these claims meritless.