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Allegedly Defrauded Law School Grads Not A Class, Says 3rd Circuit

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August 18, 2016

Graduates of Delaware-based Widener University School of Law have been thwarted in their attempt to mount a class action against the institution. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling, that the plaintiffs didn’t have enough in common to constitute a class. The graduates say the school overcharged them for tuition, basing its rates on inflated claims about the prospect for its graduates’ employment. An article in the Wall Street Journal notes there have been more than a dozen class actions making similar claims, but they’ve been “slowly knocked out of court.” The attorney for the Widener graduates says he’s going forward with individual actions.

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