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College student alleges unjust dismissal from Texas A&M

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 11, 2015

HOUSTON--A college student from Houston is suing Texas A&M, alleging unjust dismissal from the university.

Christopher Eustice filed a lawsuit Oct. 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Texas A&M University and Michael K. Young, president of Texas A&M.

According to the complaint, after Eustice received a failing grade on an exam, a zero on a lab assignment and an accusation of plagiarism, he was expelled from the university by the honor council. He appealed that decision.

The suit says the appeal hearing was Nov. 19, 2014, and the committee suspended the plaintiff for two years. Eustice attempted to meet with the dean of student life, a request that was ignored, the suit states. 

He has since transferred to Louisiana State University.

The plaintiff believes the defendant's actions are illegal and unconstitutional, and seeks injunctive relief against the defendant, alleging he will suffer irreparable harm otherwise. 

Eustice seeks reimbursement of costs to transfer, lifetime economic damages caused by the necessity to transfer to an institution of lesser prestige, a payment of at least $1 million for violations of his constitutional rights and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Donald G. Henslee of the Law Offices of Donald G. Henslee in Austin.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-03180.

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