Florida Private University Set To Continue Facing Tuition Fee Refund Class Action; Legal Proceedings To Carry On – Judge
A class action lawsuit filed against a private Florida university revolving around refund concerns is allowed to proceed after a federal judge released their decision in late March this year.
United States District Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz II has ruled against Boca Raton-based Lynn University to have the class action lawsuit filed against it be dismissed.
Judge Ruiz II sided with plaintiff Raymond Gibson and decided that the Lynn University Tuition Fees Refund Class Action Lawsuit meets the criteria for class claims.
Filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Lynn University Tuition Fees Refund Class Action Lawsuit revolves around the complaint that Lynn University refused to hand out tuition and other miscellaneous fees refunds to its students, including plaintiff Gibson after they implemented online learning set up in March last year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease-2019) outbreak.
Lynn University is facing claims of breach of contract in court for refusing to refund fees that students and parents have paid for, expecting they would receive on-campus education and other on-site services.
Gibson argues that the university is contractually obligated to provide on-campus education and other complementary services based on the school marketing materials they have used to lure in prospective student enrollees.
On its part, Lynn University has presented its counterargument that it is not legally bound to refund its students’ tuition and other miscellaneous fees, citing agreements between the university and its students that it is not responsible for events that are outside of its control.
Lynn University is not the only university in the country that has faced legal actions from its students and parents after they have refused to heed to demands of refunds.
These complaints stemmed from the sudden shift to online learning implemented in the wake of the COVID-19 global health crisis, forcing students to not receive in-campus instruction.
This is a developing story, and we, here at Consider The Consumer are committed to bringing you only the latest news regarding the court developments in the Lynn University Tuition Fees Refund Class Action Lawsuit.
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Editor’s Note on Lynn University Tuition Fees Refund Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is aimed to provide you the latest developments in the Lynn University Tuition Fees Refund Class Action Lawsuit.
Filed with Case No. 9:20-cv-81173 in a Florida court, the complaint filed against Lynn University by one of its students Raymond Gibson argued that the university has failed to keep the end of its contract with him and other students after it has failed to refund tuition and other fees.
This comes after the school has implemented online-based instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.
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