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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 24 2010 12:09 p.m. MST

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Ogdenite
Lincoln, NE

I think this lawsuit is completely baseless. Whatever happened to "buyer beware?" If you're dumb and desperate enough to enroll at one of these fake schools when there are plenty of viable alternatives available, you get what you deserve. I love how the plaintiffs here claim that the classes were worthless. Hmmm, you think? I've never been to one, but I could have told you that just by seeing one of their commercials on TV. I am not a fan of these for-profit schools, but I hope they win this lawsuit. There is a reason why social classes exist in this country, and it's poor decisions like enrolling at these fake colleges that tops the list.

huggyface
Murray, UT

It's true that there is a choice and a personal accountability for the decision to attend these colleges.

The problem is that they are toying with our tax dollars. I applaud the increased strutiny of for profit schools ensuring they have comparable student loan default rates.s

shamrock
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Ogdenite:

It's too early to tell whether the plaintiffs will prevail in this suit, but on their face, the allegations meet the legal criteria for a fraud cause of action: (a) the defendants made certain misrepresentations; (b) that the plaintiffs reasonably relied upon; (c) to their detriment. In other words, if the facts alleged in the complaint are true, the lawsuit is certainly not "baseless."

By your reasoning, no naive (or to use your lovely words, "dumb and desperate") person could ever recover damages for fraud, and that's not what the law says.

EverestMark
MILTON, WA

Everything the students were going through is true. I have been a student at the Everest college in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2 years and two of my teachers have admitted to myself and other students that they have never taught a class before and hardly know the subjects. Also, one teacher sent us home every other day because he hated math and didnt want to teach it. My self and most of my class mates never learned anything at all. Everest lied to me about transferring credits. My lab teacher told me that because im cute, I will pass her class. WOW! I asked the Dean of the school why the school is so over crowded and students are forced to sit on the cold floor to learn? I also asked him "Is it about the money?" He replied and I quote "Yes it is". Everest taught me nothing in two years and now I owe thousands. I need an Attorney also. I have been robbed by Everest College

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