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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Students File $5 Million Class Action Lawsuit Against Charlotte Law School

FCFollowing up on my previous posts (links below):  ABA Journal, Students File $5 Million Class Action Against Charlotte School of Law:

Two students filed a $5 million class action lawsuit Friday against Charlotte School of Law and its parent company, Infilaw.

The complaint accuses the law school of engaging in misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. The filing follows the U.S. Department of Education announcement that as of Dec. 31, it plans to cut off the school’s federal student aid, for allegedly misleading current and prospective students about its ABA accreditation status.

“Defendants maintained a relationship of trust and confidence with plaintiffs and the plaintiff class. Defendants took advantage of their position of trust, and made substantial misrepresentations to current and prospective students, in order to realize financial benefit from the tuition and fees paid by current and prospective students,” reads the complaint, which was filed in the Charlotte-based U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/12/students-file-5-million-class-action-lawsuit-against-charlotte-law-school.html

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Comments

That was fast.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 24, 2016 9:40:15 AM

You'd think that, as future lawyers, these students would be embarrassed at being so easily taken by what they're now calling a scam.

Remember, people hire lawyers to win cases for them not to tell them afterward that they lost because the other side was "engaging in misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud."

Or put more bluntly, why hire a lawyer to protect us from abuse if they can't protect themselves?

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Dec 26, 2016 10:02:43 AM

Remember, half the lawyers going into court will lose. That makes half of them wrong. They spend your money (by the hour) to argue laws that were written poorly and vague by other lawyers. Sounds like a scam to me.

Posted by: GLJones | Dec 27, 2016 6:51:38 PM