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UND OK's Plagiarism

A Minot woman has filed a $1 million lawsuit charging a UND professor with stealing information from her doctoral thesis and using it as his own.

Joyce Burr alleges in a suit filed in Northwest District Court that Richard Landry, an education professor at UND, secretly copied computer discs containing research she had done for her doctoral thesis. Burr claims the copying took place while she was in a Minneapolis hospital in 1989.

Published on 01/19/1992, GRAND FORKS HERALD

A lawsuit filed by a former UND graduate student against the university and an education professor has moved to Grand Forks County District Court.

In her suit, Joyce Burr claims that Richard Landry entered her office and secretly copied computer disks in October 1989 while she was hospitalized in Minneapolis. The disks contained original creative ideas, drafts and documents she intended to use for a doctoral degree, Burr said in the suit.

Published on 02/20/1992, GRAND FORKS HERALD

Plagiarism allegations against a UND professor and a Department of Public Instruction administrator should be heard by a jury, the North Dakota Supreme Court says.

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the court said Joyce Burr's allegations that the two pilfered material from her doctoral thesis may not be covered by the legal protections normally afforded state employees.

Published on 06/02/1995, HERALD

A lawsuit filed after portions of a UND graduate student's doctoral research was taken from her office and used without her permission has been settled out of court.

Details of the settlement were not available, and a second lawsuit related to the same incident still is pending in state court in Bismarck.

Published on 03/08/1996, HERALD

The superintendent of a Wahpeton school for American Indian children may continue her plagiarism lawsuit against a UND professor and an agency administrator, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

Joyce Burr's $3 million lawsuit stems from her days as a UND doctoral student more than seven years ago. Since June 1995, she has been superintendent of the Circle of Nations boarding school.

Published on 06/06/1997, GRAND FORKS HERALD


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