Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Federal Judge Allows Student Tuition Refund Class Action To Proceed Against Quinnipiac University Over COVID-19 Shift To Online Learning

Following up on my previous post, GWU And NYU Beat Student COVID-19 Tuition Refund Lawsuits:  Connecticut Law Tribune, Quinnipiac Must Face Some COVID-19 Claims Tied to Remote Education, Judge Rules:

Quinnipiac University Logo (2021)A federal judge in Connecticut issued a partial favorable ruling Thursday to four students suing Quinnipiac University in a class action after its in-person learning was disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judge Kari Dooley ruled the parents of the four students had no standing to sue, but did rule for the students on their breach-of-contract and unjust-enrichment claims. Dooley did dismiss their conversion claim. The plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars on behalf of the class.

Hundreds of similar lawsuits have been filed against colleges and universities across the nation, drawing a mixed bag of rulings from judges.

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