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Kakaes v. George Washington University
Citation:790 A.2d 581 (2002)
Dr. Kakaes was a professor at George Washington University. The University’s Code included a term stating that a professor who will not be granted tenure will be notified of such by a certain date and if he or she is not notified, he or she will acquire tenure. Two days before this deadline, the University told Dr. Kakaes that he would not be granted tenure, but that his report would be sent to the Board of Trustees for its consideration and that he would be notified of their final decision regarding his tenure decision. Dr. Kakaes was not notified of the Board’s decision, so he brought this suit claiming that, based on the Faculty Code, because he had not been given adequate notice of the Board’s decision, he should receive the remedy specified in the University Code, which would be to receive tenure.
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