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If the therapist you are seeing spoke with anyone, including the deans, about any aspect of your sessions or anything that you said during those sessions, and you never signed a HIPPA form, you have an action against the therapist.
If what the other person said is not true, you have an action for slander against him because he certainly brought your name and reputation into question and you certainly suffered damages by being asked to leave law school, losing your tuition, and bringing your mental stability into question among your peers.
While the letter which the deans require to re-admit you to law school does, in fact, open the door to liability on the part of the psychiatrist or other therapist 3 things must be noted:
a) You would not be asking for such a letter from a therapist who you have visited only once, because such an opinion letter would be meaningless;
b) Although such a letter opens up the therapist to liability, a therapist seeing you on an ongoing basis and knows you well enough to attest that you are not a threat to yourself or anyone else, should have no problem preparing that letter; additionally, the liability exposure does not go on forever into the future; a therapist writing such a letter would not be liable if a patient became unstable a year after the letter was written
c) If that is what the deans are requesting for readmission to the law school, you will have to comply in order to be readmitted and these are more damages you can claim if you file a suit for slander against the individual who started all of this.
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No one can prevent another person from making telephone calls, therefore, the deans could call, if they so wished. As I told you in my Answer, you have a cause of action against the therapist, if she divulged any information to the deans
If the deans received information that one of their students is a threat to himself and to others, they would have been negligent, if they did nothing about investigating and protecting both the student and the student body.
The school is not a court of law so as to be compelled to permit you to rebut. Their defense would be that they had to act quickly because of exigent circumstances.
If you feel you were discriminated against in any way, your recourse is to sue the school for re-admisssion without the requirement of producing the letter they requested.
Who is this other person who spread these stories? Are any of the stories true ?
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