Jury Awards $1.5M to Twins Falsely Accused of Cheating on Exam
Identical twins Kellie and Kayla Bingham received high grades at the Medical University of South Carolina up until their second-year final exam. They were both accused of cheating due to the twins answering 296 out of 307 questions in a similar way. The sisters say they were immediately treated like pariahs by their fellow students and left the school. The sisters later sued the school for defamation. Six years after the lawsuit was filed, a jury awarded Kayla and Kellie $1.5 million.