CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Six former students are suing DeVry education institutions, alleging misleading advertising and marketing practices.
Debbie Petrizzo, Renee Heather Polly, Brandy Van Buren, Melissa Lotzman, Jamison Purry and Cheryl Costello filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Oct. 14 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against DeVry Education Group Inc, DeVry University, Inc. and DeVry/New York Inc., alleging they violated consumer fraud and protection acts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs suffered monetary injuries for not obtaining new jobs in their chosen field of study within six months of graduation. The plaintiffs allege the defendants advertise that 90 percent of their graduates obtained new jobs in their field of study within six months of graduation.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, certification as a class action, compensatory and punitive damages, court costs and expenses and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorneys Theodore B. Bell and Carl Malmstron of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLC in Chicago, by Thomas H. Burt of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York and by Thomas J. McKenna and Gregory M. Egleston of Gainey McKenna & Egleston in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv-09754