Analysis Of Prufrock's ' A Good Boy '

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The District court improperly granted summary judgment as a reasonable jury could find that Prufrock suffered a tangible detriment when he was denied tutoring and received the worst English grade of his college career after he rejected Professor Crewel 's offer to "take care of things" for him if he was "a good boy".(Prufrock Dep. 4:5-24, June 1, 2014.)To determine whether plaintiff suffered a tangible detriment, courts consider whether 1) plaintiff suffered a material loss and 2) the loss resulted from plaintiff 's rejection of advances. See e.g., Johnson v. Galen Health Insts., Inc., 267 F. Supp. 2d 679, 684 (W.D. Ky. 2003).
Courts have defined a material loss as an adverse change to a crucial aspect of the employment or educational experience. See e.g., Bowman v. Shawnee, 220 F.3d 456, 461-462 (6th Cir. 2000); Johnson 267 F. Supp. 2d at 684. In the educational context, courts have found that a jury could find a tangible detriment to be a loss of course credit, evaluations, grades and recommendations. Johnson 267 F. Supp. 2d at 684. In Johnson the court held that a reasonable jury could find that the plaintiff suffered a material loss where she failed the course as receiving credit was a crucial aspect of her education. Id. Similarly, in Petrone v. Cleveland the court noted that recommendations and evaluations were material components of education. 993 F. Supp. 1119, 1129 (N.D. Ohio 1998).
In the employment context, courts have found that a jury could find a tangible…

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