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Former UND law student has case dismissed, plans to file another lawsuit

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A former UND School of Law student's lawsuit is being dismissed, but he plans to file a new one this week.

Garet Bradford, 46, sued the school, university president and four Law School employees after he was dismissed in May, alleging his contract with the school was breached and he experienced defamation and emotional distress.

An order filed Sept. 22 states Bradford had until Friday to respond to much of his case being dismissed, but he said he allowed that deadline to pass on purpose.

"We're going to let that expire so we can refile without having to file an amendment," he told the Herald last week. "It seems negative, but it's actually more of a positive."

Bradford's May complaint states he was told there were issues with his application after eight months of being enrolled at the school and claims he attempted to find a solution but was denied or given wrong information.

Bradford retained legal counsel to help him with the new case, which he said will be filed this week in district court.

UND spokesman Peter Johnson has told the Herald the university does not comment on ongoing legal cases.

Anna Burleson

Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact her with story ideas or tips by phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. Examples of her work can be accessed here.