Friday, July 15, 2011

Dr. Mehta's Defamation Suit Is Resurrected

Yesterday, the 10th District Court of Appeals rendered its decision on Dr. Mehta's appeal from the Ohio Court of Claims judgement for Ohio University. Dr. Mehta claimed that the trial court made the following four errors:


  1. Certain statements in the Meyer / Bloemer report are protected opinion.

  2. Since Ohio law forced OU to distribute the Meyer / Bloemer report, OU can't be held accountable for defamatory statements in the report.

  3. Another statement in the Meyer / Bloemer report was found to be opinion.

  4. John Burns did not tell Kathy Lynn Gray that plagiarism was considered when OU decided not to renew Dr. Mehta's contract.

The panel of 3 judges partially agreed with Dr. Mehta and ruled that #1 and #2 are indeed errors; thus, two of the trial court's findings in 2009 have been reversed in 2011. So, I guess both sides will go back to court and proceedings will resume. It looks like it might be a slam dunk for Dr. Mehta, but I do not really know.

I do know Hugh Bloemer and Gary Meyer were absolutely right. Professors did "ignore their responsibilities" and they did "contribute to an atmosphere of negligence towards academic misconduct." The proof is Alden Library.

Stability of corrosion layers at high pressure and temperature multiphase flow conditions / Sathish
Rajappa, Sathish
2010
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Environmental effects on Portland cement concrete pavement / by Jason T. Wise
Wise, Jason T
2010
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Color face recognition by auto-regressive moving averaging / by Inad Aljarrah
Aljarrah, Inad A
2010
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Higher order spectra for the discrimination of malignant lymphomas and leukemia / Prashanth Bejai
Bejai, Prashanth
2007
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Refined rule induction for job shop scheduling / Aarti B. Mehta
Mehta, Aarti B
2007
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Multiple extrusion of superconducting wires / Sekhar Samy
Samy, Sekhar
2011
Rewrite
Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Development of an analytical model for electrochemical machining (ECM) of an axisymmetric disk / L.
Fernando, L. Greshan
2010
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Wet membrane-based electrostatic precipitation / Joseph M. Cochran
Cochran, Joseph M
2009
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Membrane based electrostatic precipitation / Brian Haynes
Haynes, Brian
2009
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

A simple tool for the design of tube drawing processes / Prashanth Nekkalapudi
Nekkalapudi, Prashanth
2009
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Finite element analysis of flow in shape extrusion dies and design of graphical user interface for P
Gosavi, Prashant
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Analytical modeling of axisymmetric disk forging / Padmasiri Vipul Ranatunga
Ranatunga, Padmasiri Vipul
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collection

Design optimization of a fuel pipe inlet using computational fluid dynamics / Sonram Sangvilai
Sangvilai, Sonram
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Rule based expert system for manufacturing process selection / V. Sankarasubramanian
Sankarasubramanian, Venkatasubramanian
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens

FEM analysis on the fuel pump support / Narendra Ashok Talele
Talele, Narendra Ashok
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Solid modeling and geometric parameterization of the human vocal tract using magnetic resonance imag
Tameem, Hussain Z
2008
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Development of computer based cost model / by O. Chaminda Kithsiri Perera
Perera, O. Chaminda Kithsiri
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Design optimization of a fuel tank pipe with convolutes and bends using computational fluid dynamics
Adlakha, Amit
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections
Note: this rewrite has pages of plagiarism.

Analytical and physical modeling of the buckling behavior of high aspect ratio billets / Eymard J. C
Chitty, Eymard J
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Design optimization of the location of convolutes in fuel pipe with convolutes and bends using compu
Ghanta, Ram Kumar Reddy
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections
Note: this rewrite is missing Chapter 2 and Chapter 3

Virtual material processing using adaptive modeling language : extrusion process / Amit Jain
Jain, Amit
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Simple software tool for profile ring rolling / Nagapadman Nagarajan
Nagarajan, Nagapadman
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Computer modeling of ring rolling process / Gengusamy Srinivas
Srinivas, Gengusamy
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Design and analysis of a handle block forging die sets / Mahmoud Mahrous Shaltout
Shaltout, Mahmoud Mahrous
2006
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

Experimental study of cooling curves in quenching / Ekachai Puttitwong
Puttitwong, Ekachai
2006
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

"Ohio University. OUD Theses. Integrated Engineering" » Numerical analysis of thermal processes in manufacturing / by Linthotage Christopher Greshan Fernand
Fernando, Linthotage Christopher Greshan
2010
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

"Ohio University. OUD Theses. Mechanical Engineering" » Development and validation of upper bound element technique (UBET) for forward and backward simulati
Alfozan, Adel
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

"Ohio University. OUD Theses. Mechanical Engineering" » Elasto-plastic analysis of thermal stresses in vacuum arc remelting / Ka Kin Wong
Wong, Ka Kin
2010
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections

"Ohio University. OUD Theses. Mechanical Engineering" » An integrated analysis and design method for metal forming processes / Zhengjie Jia
Jia, Zhengjie
2007
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Alden 5th Floor Archives & Special Collections , Athens General Collections


All of the documentation (including the appeal decision) for both defamation cases is available for download. Here are links to the case information pages.

Dr. Mehta Defamation Case

Dr. Jay Defamation Case

2 comments:

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