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University of Pennsylvania Covid-19 Closure Refund Settlement

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  Read more

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James Franco Studio 4 Film School Settlement

This is a partial settlement of a class action against James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jay Davis, Rabbitbandid Productions, Rabbitbandini Productions, LLC, Rabbitbandini Films, LLC, Dark Rabbit Productions, LLC, and Rabbitbandini Products Studio 4, LLC. The complaint alleged that the production companies and acting and film school were run in a way that subjected the students  Read more

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University of California Late Fee Settlement

The Regents of the University of California are paying more than $1.5 million to settle claims and additional amounts for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and settlement administration to resolve a class action alleging the late fees UC charged for late payments of housing and enrollment payments are not lawful under California law.  Read more

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San Dieguito Union High School District Aeries Data Breach Settlement

Aeries Software, Inc. is spending $1.75 million to resolve a class action alleging it bears responsibility in the data breach that took place on or around November 4, 2019 in the Aeries School Information System used to manage student data in the San Dieguito Union High School District.  Read more

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University of Tampa Covid-19 Closure Settlement

The University of Tampa (UT) is resolving a class action that charges it with breaching its contract with its students to provide physical, in-person, on-campus educational services for the Spring 2020 semester when it shut down its campus due to Covid-19. The complaint alleged that the school should provide partial tuition and fee refunds for  Read more

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Opioid Epidemic Costs to Florida Public Schools RICO Class Action

This class action brings suit against a long list of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors of opioids, on behalf of independent public school districts in Florida. The complaint claims, “public schools have been shouldering perhaps the most profound and enduring consequences of the nationwide opioid epidemic.” It points to schools’ needs to provide special education and  Read more

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ITT Technical Institute and Daniel Webster College Bankruptcy Settlement

In September 2016, ITT Educational Services, Inc., ESI Service Corp., and Daniel Webster College, Inc. filed bankruptcy petitions seeking relief under Chapter 7 of the US Bankruptcy Code. This settlement relates to former students who filed claims against the institution. (A separate class action and settlement relate to employees.)  Read more

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Prehired Vocational School and Loan Agreement Washington Class Action

This class action is about vocational schools and income-sharing agreements (ISAs), and the Washington state laws that govern them. It brings suit against a school, Prehired, LLC, its founder and CEO Joshua Jordan, and a company that designed and implemented ISAs, Meratas, Inc. The complaint lays out ways these three violated Washington’s laws on private  Read more

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Grand Canyon University Accreditation Standards Class Action

This class action sues a for-profit university, Grand Canyon University, Inc., and related parties, about their online graduate programs. The school offers graduate degrees in areas that are subject to state regulation, but the complaint for this class action alleges that the programs do not meet the accreditation standards for many state licensing boards and  Read more

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New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey against the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ DOC) and Department of Education (NJ DOE). The complaint alleged that they failed to provide a free, appropriate, public education to students with disabilities in adult prisons, in violation of the  Read more

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