By Jacqueline Roper
February 22, 2000
The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia dismissed claims made by the parents of Jonathan Cobb, a former University student, in their $1.05 million suit against the Honor Committee.
Jonathan Cobb, along with his parents Darryl and Annette Cobb, brought suit against the University following his dismissal in the fall semester of 1997, alleging denial of equal protection under the law, denial of procedural due process and defamation.
The Court dismissed each of Cobb's claims and ruled that Cobb's parents could not file suit because Cobb is a legal adult.