Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
The University of Pennsylvania is making a $4.5 million payment to settle a class action alleging claims of unjust enrichment and conversion and asking for refunds because of the closing of the switch to remote learning in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The court dismissed the tuition-based claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and conversion and the fee-based claims for unjust enrichment and conversion. This settlement is for the remaining fee-based breach-of-contract claim.Docket Number:
Company: University of Pennsylvania
Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100
Class Period: March 17, 2020
Objection Deadline: December 19, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: December 19, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: January 17, 2023Proof of Purchase:
You do not have to provide proof.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you were enrolled as a student in any program at the University of Pennsylvania after March 17, 2020, you were assessed fees for the Spring 2020 semester, and you were not enrolled for that semester only in a program that, at the beginning of that semester was intended to be an online program.Typical Settlement Amount:
Equal share of the net settlement fund. If you are a continuing Penn student, your share will be sent automatically as a credit to your Penn Student Account. If you are not a continuing Penn student, your payment will be sent as a check to your last known mailing address with the university. Also, those who are not continuing Penn students may fill out an information form (1) to provide an updated address or (2) to choose to receive your payment via Venmo or PayPal instead of as a check. (Note that continuing Penn students may not select these options.
Total Settlement Amount: $4,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Carpey Law, PC
Lynch Carpenter, LLC
Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo Law Firm LLC
Claim Form: U Penn Covid Refund Settlement Information Form
Case Name: Asha Smith and Emma Nedley, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. University of Pennsylvania
Settlement Website: U Penn Covid Refund Settlement Website
AB Data, Ltd.
University Covid Refund Settlement
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P.O. Box 170500
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