Just when it seemed the action at the South Orange County Community College District had moved from the courtroom to the classroom, the legal system got involved once again.
Six months ago, a judge threw out Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur's lawsuit that claimed a professor and an administrator had violated his privacy by publishing documents from his personnel file.
In a lawsuit he filed last week, Mathur blames his bosses.
Mathur has sued the community college district, saying it had breached its duty by not keeping the file confidential, which led to "a hostile work environment"; and that it didn't take steps to stop harassment from occurring.
The suit also says the district should have to pay any money Mathur lost in the failed lawsuit he filed against philosophy professor Roy Bauer and Terry Burgess, the college's former vice president of instruction.