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SAT Answer Coding Sheet and Pencil

The SAT test is a major criterion for college admission, so it’s crucial that the testing process be uniform and that no student have an unfair advantage over others in taking the test. But the complaint for this class action claims that tests are sometimes reused, allowing some students to see test questions (and even answers) ahead of time, giving them an unfair boost over others.

University of Southern California Campus

In the complaint for this class action—against the University of Southern California, for their retention of a sexually abusive gynecologist—one sentence stands out as representative. “Although USC had been on notice of [Dr. George] Tyndall’s misconduct for nearly 30 years, not until March 9, 2018 did USC disclose it to authorities.” Among other things, the complaint claims sexual assault as well as violation of Title IX and California laws including the Unruh Act and Education Code.

Art Institute of NYC

With college tuitions soaring and students having to take out enormous loans to get an education, students are looking more closely at what they’re getting for their money. The complaint for this class action alleges that for-profit college the Art Institute of New York City deliberately misled them about their prospects for employment after graduation, falsifying statistics, job status, job titles, and salary levels. 

Hamilton Township Municipal Building

The Hamilton Board of Education is making available $17 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it breached its obligations to retirees, and in some cases to their dependents.

Nursing Manikin

According to the complaint, InterCoast defrauded students in saying that it was accredited and in not giving students proper preparation for nursing careers, by not offering qualified teachers, not providing students with adequate clinical experience, and not fully preparing them to take their licensing exams. The complaint charges that the school failed to comply with LPN training’s clinical requirements of internships and rotations in maternity, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health, and that it had students watch videos instead. Nevertheless, the complaint claims, InterCoast charged students roughly $36,000 for the program. Meanwhile, competing community colleges charged students only $15,000 for a much shorter program.