Grade dispute leads to $40 million suit against U of Michigan, Flint

by E Wayne Ross on November 9, 2009

Flint News: Former University of Michigan-Flint student sues for $40 million

FLINT, Michigan — A former University of Michigan-Flint student wants the school to pay him $40 million for something he says began as a simple grade dispute over a Spanish quiz.

Former student Stephen Tripodi, 40, says he told his teacher in an e-mail that it seemed like she was “trying to hurt” students after she gave him a B instead of an A on a Spanish test and seemed to ignore his dispute.