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Judges Let University Prez Face Damage Claim

June 16, 2012

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to let former Valdosta State University President Ronald Zaccari face a personal damage lawsuit by a student who claims Zaccari unjustly tossed him from the school.

The case originated when Zaccari, when he was still president of Valdosta State, ordered student Thomas Hayden Barnes to be "administratively withdrawn," or expelled, because he alleged Barnes was a threat...

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