Employment Matters

Episode 243: Tuition Refund Lawsuits: Problematic Pandemic-Related Claims

May 04, 2021 Peter Walts, Holly Goodman, Derek Ishikawa & Robert Zielinski Season 1 Episode 243
Employment Matters
Episode 243: Tuition Refund Lawsuits: Problematic Pandemic-Related Claims
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Employment Matters
Episode 243: Tuition Refund Lawsuits: Problematic Pandemic-Related Claims
May 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 243
Peter Walts, Holly Goodman, Derek Ishikawa & Robert Zielinski

Over the past year, students have filed COVID-19 class actions against hundreds of higher education institutions across the country claiming an entitlement to tuition and fee refunds because of the required move to on-line education.  In this webinar to podcast, our legal experts provide a summary of these cases and insights as to what the results in cases to date mean for future defense or proactive steps to avert further claims.  Key topics include:

  • The major theories being used by Plaintiffs, and what the Plaintiffs are seeking to recover
  • The results of early disposition motions to date
  • Defensive strategies as to discovery, summary judgment and class certification
  • Use of arbitration provisions/class action bans, disclaimers, reservation of rights and other proactive tools to head off these claims. 

Subscribe to our podcast today to stay up to date on employment issues from law experts worldwide. View the on-demand webinar here.

Moderators: Peter Walts (Employment Law Alliance / Global) & Holly Goodman (Gunster / Florida - Southern)

Speakers: Derek Ishikawa (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP / California) & Robert Zielinski (Miller Canfield / Michigan (Illinois Office))

Show Notes

Over the past year, students have filed COVID-19 class actions against hundreds of higher education institutions across the country claiming an entitlement to tuition and fee refunds because of the required move to on-line education.  In this webinar to podcast, our legal experts provide a summary of these cases and insights as to what the results in cases to date mean for future defense or proactive steps to avert further claims.  Key topics include:

  • The major theories being used by Plaintiffs, and what the Plaintiffs are seeking to recover
  • The results of early disposition motions to date
  • Defensive strategies as to discovery, summary judgment and class certification
  • Use of arbitration provisions/class action bans, disclaimers, reservation of rights and other proactive tools to head off these claims. 

Subscribe to our podcast today to stay up to date on employment issues from law experts worldwide. View the on-demand webinar here.

Moderators: Peter Walts (Employment Law Alliance / Global) & Holly Goodman (Gunster / Florida - Southern)

Speakers: Derek Ishikawa (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP / California) & Robert Zielinski (Miller Canfield / Michigan (Illinois Office))