7th Circuit Upholds Professor’s Termination Following Plagiarism Claims

Mealey's (May 10, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A college professor who was accused of plagiarism in a published textbook failed to show that his termination constituted a breach of contract or was caused by age discrimination, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 6 (Joseph S. Roberts v. Columbia College Chicago, et al., No. 15-2079, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 8445).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160513-023Z.)

Columbia College Chicago hired Joseph Roberts in 1999 as a tenure-track professor in the arts, entertainment and media management department (AEMM department). Roberts...
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