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Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Xavier University

On Behalf of | Jul 14, 2020 | Class Action, Firm News

The attorneys at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC and the Lyon Law Firm filed an Ohio class action lawsuit against Xavier University for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel.  Filed on behalf of plaintiff Ximena Miranda and other similarly-situated nursing students, the class action complaint alleges that in March of 2020 Xavier University stopped providing its onsite curriculum and switched to a fully remote education that involves no hands-on training for its Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing “ABSN” program.

While students enrolled and paid Xavier for a hands-on learning experience, Xavier instead offers Plaintiff and the putative Class Members something far less: a limited online experience presented by Google or Zoom, devoid of face-to-face faculty and peer interaction, separated from program resources, and barred from facilities vital to study. Xavier did not reduce tuition for its nursing program despite no longer providing the important practical courses and resources that students were promised. Instead, starting in May 2020, Xavier increased tuition for ABSN students. In addition to tuition, ABSN students have not been refunded for annual “student activity fees” and “professional liability insurance fees” that no longer provide any benefit to ABSN students.

Plaintiff brings this action because Plaintiff and the putative Class Members did not receive the full value of the services they paid for and did not receive the benefits of in-person instruction. Plaintiff seeks compensation, including tuition and fees, for Xavier’s failure to provide the hands-on learning experience it promised.

Please view a copy of the class action complaint here.

If you have experienced a disruption with your curriculum at Xavier University, or another educational institution, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco at 513-651-3700, [email protected] or via the form below, and we will conduct a free case consultation to determine whether you have a possible case.