NJ Judge Refuses To Toss Ex-Princeton Dean's Breach Suit

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (March 6, 2017, 7:51 PM EST) -- A New Jersey judge on Friday refused to toss lawsuit alleging Princeton University's leaders hastily demoted a former dean and stoked the rumor mill after an Internet posting revealing allegations that he'd plagiarized portions of his submission to an Italian architecture festival.

The order by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd, which wasn't accompanied by a memorandum, denied the Ivy League school's motion to dismiss claims by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, the school's former dean of architecture, that Princeton turned against him after an anonymous Archinect.com user said in August 2014 that Zaera-Polo used Wikipedia passages as part of the written...

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