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Students File Breach of Contract Claims Against University

Posted on Jan 01, 2016

In its most recent round of legal battles, three students have sued Mountain State University in a West Virginia court on grounds of fraud and breach of contract. The students filing the suit are Amber Whitener, Stacie Scott, and Sonia Godbey. Each of the three plaintiffs is a student in the University’s LPN to BSN program. The women also named Charles H. Polk and the Mountain State University Board of Trustees as co-defendants in the action. This lawsuit is the most recent of more than a dozen similar lawsuits filed against the University in recent months.

In their lawsuit, the women assert that when they were admitted to the program, they were told that it was accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBRN). Later, they discovered that the University’s program did not have full accreditation status. The women further allege that:

  • The University breached its contract with the students by failing to fulfill its contractual obligation as represented and promised.
  • The University made false representations and omitted material facts.
  • As a result of the University’s breach of contract, the women suffered monetary loss, loss of income, loss of employment opportunities, loss of educational opportunities, loss of opportunities for career advancement, substantial debt, emotional pain, inconvenience, mental anguish, interference with family relationships, personal embarrassment, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of professional reputation.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are also requesting pre- and post-judgment interest.

For more information, contact a New York breach of contract lawyer at (888) 497-3410.

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