Graduate Sues Branch of Corinthian Colleges Over Alleged Fraud

Graduate Sues Branch of Corinthian Colleges Over Alleged Fraud

February 20, 2013

A graduate of Everest University has filed a lawsuit against the for-profit institution, which is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., alleging that recruiters misled him about his ability to transfer credits, leaving him with a degree that has "no value," according to the Tampa Tribune.

The complaint states that an Everest recruiter assured the student that his coursework would transfer to a local community college, but the credits were ultimately rejected. The student went on to complete his associate's degree in business administration at the for-profit because he had "no other option." He argues that his diploma has not helped him career-wise.

Corinthian Colleges Inc. is also currently involved in a number of shareholders™ lawsuits; three whistleblower lawsuits regarding the way admissions personnel were paid; three student lawsuits regarding its academic programs; and two alleging misrepresentation by admissions representatives.

A Corinthian spokesman could not be reached for comment by the Tampa Tribune.

 

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The Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2013/feb/19/2/graduate-sues-everest-university-alleging-worthles-ar-637948/

Michelle Cormier Mott

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