Students who attended a Massachusetts college that abruptly shut its doors filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the school and former administrators and trustees, alleging they were victims of fraud, misrepresentation and invasion of privacy.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, alleges that Mount Ida College officials deliberately misled students about the severity of its financial problems before it closed in May following the breakdown of merger talks with nearby Lasell College. Mount Ida’s physical campus in Newton was sold for $75 million to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which is using the site for career development programs for its students.
Ida Mountain students were forced to find alternative institutions in a hurry and some remained with non-transferable loans or licensing programs, while others were not granted scholarships or financial assistance, according to three former students. They are seeking jury trial and unspecified damages.
The case was “catastrophic,” he said, adding that steps could be taken to avoid the situation.
Suddenly he closed, edi Mount Ida denied his students the opportunity to continue their bargaining for training, and his actions prevented some students from enrolling in other institutions of tertiary education or pursuing their intended degrees altogether, An he said.
The demands were forced by a brief statement from the college and the board of trustees on Monday.
Arı The allegations of the three former students who are based on misinformed misinformation in the old media stories and from the context of the statements are ruthless and will be strongly advocated by the compassionate college, ex-officers and board of trustees. Edi Tirelessly to provide realistic transition opportunities for all students following the closure of the university, u added the school’s official statement.
The case explained publicly that officials from the former deputy head of the authorities, Carmen Reiss, proved that the school accepted and received students hid the true dimensions of the school’s financial problems.
“We went out and announced, ‘Hello, interested students, we came to the brink of bankruptcy, but did we come in?’ No, we didn’t do it because we believed we had a plan to say this. The college would survive and continue towards the future, Kolej he said.
Reiss and the former head of the school, Barry Brown, are among the former directors of the team. Reiss and messages left with a lawyer representing Brown on Monday were not immediately returned.
In an interview with The Boston Globe in July, Brown stopped Ida’s last-minute changes to his offer to merge with Lasell. He said the school administrators were so confident that the merger would take place when they accepted a new class.
In the case, the applicants also claimed that Mount Ida had illegally supplied the University of Dartmouth (Massachusetts). This gave special academic information about the students who were presenting transfers to Ida students who were in good condition during closure. The team blames Ida Mountain for using UMass as an incentive for its students.
Approximately 200 students of Mount Ida were transferred to UMass-Dartmouth and about 1,500 students were not named as defendants in the case. A spokesman said there were no interpretations of the university.
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