Nina Yoder

Law
12:02 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Judge Dismisses University of Louisville Nursing Student Claim

A federal judge has ruled that a former University of Louisville nursing student waived her free speech rights by signing an honor code and can't collect damages after being dismissed from school over a blog post. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III today dismissed a lawsuit  brought by Nina Yoder, who claimed the school improperly dropped her from the nursing program because she blogged some details of a woman's birth. The blog post didn't identify the patient, but included details about the woman's experience in giving birth and multiple editorial comments.