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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
Someone in your situation may have a case, but it is for a different reason than you may think.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the student (current or former) has a right to inspect and review his or her educational records and request to amend his or her educational records.
Upon written request, the university has to provide a student access to their educational records (except for financial records of the student's parents or guardian; and confidential letters of recommendation where the student has signed a waiver of right of access). This includes disciplinary records. These records are generally also not allowed to be shared with third parties without the student' consent.
While student disciplinary records are protected as education records under FERPA, there are certain circumstances in which disciplinary records may be disclosed without the student's consent. A postsecondary institution may disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against the alleged perpetrator of that crime, regardless of whether the institution concluded a violation was committed. An institution may disclose to anyone—not just the victim—the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, if it determines that the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense, and with respect to the allegation made against him or her, the student has committed a violation of the institution's rules or policies. See 34 CFR §§ 99.31(a)(13) and (14).
So keeping all this in mind, it would be arguable to say that the university violated FERPA by not allowing one to see the disciplinary records, and/or to challenge them. Now, FERPA itelf does not allow a student to sue for violagions, but many peope get around this fact by suing for negligence per se, which is a common law action that has Plaintiff sue Defendant for Defendant violating a statutory law meant to protect Plaintiff.
Also, if the records are false, then an added cause of defamation may be included in the suit.
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