Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rutgers Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit Claiming Business School Created Fake Jobs For Graduates To Goose Ranking

Following up on my previous post, Whistleblower Claims Rutgers Created Fake Jobs For Graduates To Goose Business School Ranking:  Law360, Rutgers Aims To Erase Fraud Suit Over Biz School Rankings:

Rutgers Business (2022)Rutgers University called on a New Jersey federal court Monday to toss a proposed class action alleging it boosted its business school's rankings by publications through misrepresenting postgraduate employment statistics, arguing that the suing student cannot pursue claims based on data about a program he does not attend.

The amended complaint alleged that Rutgers inflated the school's rankings in publications such as U.S. News & World Report by hiring graduating MBA students who were unemployed and placing them in "token permanent positions directly with the university." The purported scheme duped prospective students about the potential employment opportunities that come with attending the school, according to the complaint.

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