Le Cordon Bleu Portland, Oregon Student Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Students have arrived at a settlement with the Western Culinary Institute, now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon, and the Career Education Corporation. The class action alleges that the school misrepresented or failed to disclose information about the nature and value of the education it provided to its students. The complaint claimed that the school engaged in fraud and violated Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act. 

Docket Number:


Company: Le Cordon Bleu North America LLC

Filing Deadline: June 7, 2018

Class Period: March 5, 2006 to March 1, 2010

Objection Deadline: May 8, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: May 8, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: June 8, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You will need a claim ID number to fill out a claim form. Students shown as class members in the school’s record were sent claim forms. If you did not receive a claim form but think you may be a class member, contact the settlement administrator or class counsel.


You may be eligible if you attended Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon between March 5, 2006 and March 1, 2010. You are not included if you signed an agreement waiving your right to bring a class action against the school. If you received a notice in the mail, you are in the records of the school as a class member. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Awards consist of 44% of the total amount paid to Le Cordon Bleu Portland, including for tuition, books, and fees, minus any amounts for grants or scholarships from the school and any amounts owed directly to the defendants in this case. Defendants agree not to try to collect on amounts owed directly to them by the settlement subclass.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Amy Johnson
David F. Sugerman Attorney PC
Tim Quenelle PC

Claim Form: Le Cordon Bleu Portland Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Nathan Surrett, et al. v. Western Culinary Institute, et al.

Settlement Website: Le Cordon Bleu Portland Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Surrett v. Western Culinary Institute
Epiq Systems Inc., Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 5270
Portland, OR 97208-5270

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Fraud