Laches as a defense to Ph.D. thesis plagiarism?
An interesting argument about "Ph.D. thesis plagiarism" appears at the end of the post Delays plague Chris Spence plagiarism hearing. Chris Spence is accused of plagiarizing portions of his UToronto Ph.D. thesis and Selwyn Pieters is the lawyer for Spence.
Pieters also argues it has been so long — 19 years — since Spence wrote his thesis, that the U of T has lost its right to rule on whether he plagiarized some of its passages. The proceedings will resume in November.