He got the C in a class called "Problems in Social Thought," which explored the works of theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Karl Marx.
...particularly when the school refused to do anything about it.
It is improbable but possible that every student in your class performs identically and all get perfect scores. Do they all get Cs for the class?
Can anyone say explicitly why this shouldn't be a matter for courts?
What happens when the complaint doesn't state a claim, but the defendant's argument as to why it doesn't is wrong as a matter of law?
Curving makes marginally more sense when assignments are subjectively graded rather than objectively graded.
Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6), the defendants University of Massachusetts Amherst
(“University”), John Lombardi, Charlena Seymour, Jo-Ann Vanin, Gladys Rodriguez, Catherine Porter,
Philip Bricker, and Jeremy Cushing (hereafter “University defendants”) submit this memorandum in
support of their motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim. The plaintiff, Brian
Marquis, has filed his multi-count lawsuit in federal court naming a host of University defendants, and the
wrong that he alleges that he has suffered is that he received the grade of “C” in a political philosophy
course at the University. In response to this “C”, Marquis has filed a federal court complaint consisting of 15 counts. The University defendants now move to dismiss this complaint. In addition, the defendant
Board of Trustees moves to dismiss this complaint for failure to complete service of process. Fed.R.Civ.P.
From what I can remember of college, "refus[ing] to do anything about it" is in the highest tradition of the academy.
Regardless of the merits, the plaintiff's attorney misspelled "Parties" in the second caption of the complaint. Where is the proofreading?