Mills College, an all-women college in the Bay Area, is apparently going co-ed. That in turn has prompted two current students to sue, seeking an injunction to keep the college from going co-ed until they graduate. They claim that Mills sold itself on remaining an all-women's college. Not a lawsuit that I would bring, but I can understand their position up to this point.
Then there's how their lawyer describes the case:
"We're asking for very limited relief," Carmen said. "We just want the women who applied to, and were accepted by, a woman's college to be able to graduate from a women's college."
Really? Then why this:
The students seek preliminary and permanent injunctions to stop the school, founded in 1868 as a woman's liberal arts college, from admitting men before fall 2008. The suit also seeks undetermined punitive damages and "any other such further relief as the court deems just and proper."
Probably because the lawyers need some financial incentive; injunctions are nice but don't pay the rent. Still, it doesn't seem like "very limited relief" to be seeking punitive damages, does it? Who will ultimately end up paying for the punitive damages? Why, the good students of Mills College.