CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — New graduates have filed a class action lawsuit against DeVry University, Inc., citing alleged false and misleading marketing practices.

Jairo Jara, Elijah Morgan, Steven Nickens, Julie Ramroop, Jose Rivas, David Viglielmo, et al filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 28, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the DeVry, alleging it willfully misrepresented the actual likelihood of being hired in their graduates’ chosen field.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they suffered economic injuries for being unable to find employment within their chosen field of study within six months of graduation. 

The plaintiffs holds DeVry responsible because it allegedly falsely represented that they would be highly likely to obtain a new job in their chosen field of study within six months after graduation.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek declaration that this action is a proper class action, award for all damages, costs and expenses for this action and such other relief as the court deems proper. 

They are represented by Theodore B. Bell and Carl Malmstrom of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP in Chicago; Thomas H. Burt of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP in New York; and Thomas J. McKenna and Gregory M. Egleston of Gainey McKenna & Egleston in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv-10168

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