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By JOHN SINKEVICS
University graduate Robert Higgins
lost his third suit in two years against
the University yesterday, after an
Ingham County Circuit Court judge
found his claim for compensation of
"$885,000 and the blessings of God" to
be without me-it.
Higgins' suit against the Regents was
based on his contention that he received
"shabby treatment" from the Univer-
sity's German Department faculty,
from whom he received a "D" in a four-
th-term language course he took in
spring, 1976. Higgins claimed the work
he did in the class was "superior" and
the reason he received a poor grade
was because the instructors would not
acknowledge that a black student could
do such fine work.
HIGGINS GRADUATED in 1976 with
a "D" in German 232 and several mon-
ths later filed his first suit against the
University. The 31-year-old said he
"accepted" the grade so he could get
After his first two suits were
dismissed in Washtenaw County courts
on various technicalities, Higgins filed
a third with the Sta
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te Court of Claims in out of the jurisdiction of academic
ction, Judge Thomas HIGGINS' suit was thought to be
University Counsel unique because it challenged a specific
motion for "sum- grade which the University had
which meant the case assigned. Higgins, who could not be
e basis of the briefs reached for comment on yesterday's
ut the need of a decision, said earlier of the suit: "I
atter. Higgins, who view my case as fighting a quadruple
own case, failed to prejudice; I'm black, I'm not a lawyer,
to. hear Brown's' I'm suing a state-sponsored institution,
and lastly, the nature of my argument
Higgins' "failure to is different than in similar cases."
hich relief could be Higgins had complained that the
ed the case had no German Department was prejudiced
ed further depate. and unfair in its evaluation of his work.
that courts are not He admitted he was tardy in handing in
terpret academic the required papers for the course, but
Daane. "This is sup- that after receiving an "incomplete" he
e v. Horowitz." finished the written work within the
se involved a student allotted make-up period.
ed from a North Daane said Higgins can still appeal
school because of the decision, but doubted that the for-
cies. mer student would try again.
he was "unattractive
ie case eventually
reme Court where
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