Perdue sues MU, professor for invasion of privacy

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 15, 2010

J. Perdue

HUNTINGTON -- The daughter of State Treasurer John Perdue has sued the Marshal University Board of Governors and a professor after she claims they released her university transcripts without her permission.

On Sept. 25, 2009, Laura Wyant and the Board of Governors improperly and illegally obtained and released Emily Perdue's transcript with her grades and personal information to third parties, according to a complaint filed July 9 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Perdue claims she learned of the unauthorized disclosure of her grades when an article was printed in statewide newspapers, TV stations and various news media.

When Perdue complained to Marshall University about the unauthorized release of her transcripts, the defendants failed to take any corrective action and Wyant "continued to release information through personal interviews and statements," according to the suit.

Perdue claims that by releasing her transcripts, the defendants violated her right of privacy.

Perdue is seeking damages to fully compensate her for the harm she suffered by the invasion of privacy. She is being represented by Carl W. Roop and Michael E. Froble.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-492

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