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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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Top Universities Conspiracy to Reduce Financial Aid Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action is aimed at an unusual target: sixteen elite universities, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, and Yale, which the complaint calls “gatekeepers to the American Dream.” It alleges that the schools “have participated in a price-fixing cartel” that “has artificially inflated the net price of attendance for students receiving financial aid.”  Read more

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Rutgers Tuition Fee Refund Settlement

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is spending $5 million to settle a class action alleging that it should offer partial refunds for the Spring 2020 semester. The campus closed in March 2020, in accordance with New Jersey state mandates, and the school switched to remote learning. The complaint alleged that it should offer  Read more

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SNHU Spring 2020 Tuition Settlement

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is settling a class action alleging it breached its contract with students to offer in-person learning during the Spring 2020 semester. The school transitioned to remote learning in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but did not offer refunds of any portion of the tuition.  Read more

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ProctorU Collection of Biometrics in Violation of BIPA Illinois Class Action

ProctorU, Inc. owns an online proctoring company that collects biometric information. The complaint for this class action alleges the company has collected, stored, and used biometric information from persons in Illinois without fulfilling the requirements of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Read more

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ACT Test Takers with Disabilities Settlement

ACT, Inc. is known for its tests related to college admissions. This settlement resolves a class action against it concerning those who took its tests who had disabilities. The complaint claimed that ACT violated laws by doing a number of things: (1) reporting the disabilities of those who took the test on score reports to  Read more

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