Prof Wants To Put Ex-Colleague On Secret Email Probation

Law360, New York (November 9, 2018, 6:14 PM EST) -- A request by former Columbia University professor Enrichetta Ravina to have an ex-colleague's emails secretly scanned for disparaging remarks about her has the university scrambling for more time to brief a Manhattan federal judge, according to court filings.

The Ivy League school asked Manhattan U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in a letter Wednesday to respond to Ravina's unusual request, which was buried in an Oct. 26 court filing.

Ravina wants the university to screen finance professor Geert Bekaert's "future emails" for a secret list of objectionable words. Ravina claimed Bekaert harassed her and retaliated against her in a $30 million suit...

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