Garrett v. Hine

April 2019
Bakersfield College

Two professors sued Bakersfield College after it allegedly retaliated against them for criticizing the way faculty spent grant money.

Barnes v. Zaccari

From May 2007, to July 2015
Valdosta State University

Hayden Barnes was a student at Valdosta State University (VSU). In May 2007, Barnes was expelled from VSU by former president Ronald Zaccari for a satirical environmental collage he posted on his personal Facebook page, protesting the planned construction of two parking garages on campus. Barnes was not afforded a hearing, and his expulsion was […]

Reed v. Neiheisel

From October 2014, to July 2015
Northern Michigan University

A faculty member and a student sued members of a student newspaper’s board of directors for allegedly retaliating against them for publishing a number of controversial articles.

The Koala v. Khosla

From November 2015, to July 2019
University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego eliminated all funds to student print media after a student newspaper published an article satirizing safe spaces.

Bonnell v. Lorenzo

From February 1998, to October 2001
Macomb Community College

A faculty member at Macomb Community College filed a lawsuit after being suspended for using obscene language in the classroom and allegedly retaliating against a complainant.

Hulen v. Yates

From July 1995, to March 2003
Colorado State University

A tenured professor at Colorado State University sued the university after being transferred to another department, allegedly in retaliation for his contribution to an investigation of a colleague.