Supplement to Press Information No. 52 / 2011 „University of Konstanz withdraws doctorate – Investigation of plagiarism allegations of a dissertation at the Department of Law concluded “ (cf. www.aktuelles.uni-konstanz.de/en/presseinformationen/2011/52/) on the occasion of information made public by the lawyer of Ms. Veronica Sass on May 11, 2011:
Ms. Veronica Sass was given reasonable opportunity for comment in the proceedings. This included the offer of a personal hearing in front of the doctoral committee. Ms. Sass did not accept this offer. Instead, there was an extensive written comment from the lawyers of Ms. Sass. The University of Konstanz is aware of Ms. Sass‘ pregnancy and it was taken into consideration during the proceedings, for example, by the repeated extension of the comment period.