SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – DeVry University students allege they were misled by the school's advertising and are seeking restitution.
Luis Rangel, Seth Adomako, Christina Cabello, et al. filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division against Adtalem Global Education Inc. formerly known as Devry Education Group Inc., and DeVry University Inc. alleging violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants misrepresented the benefits of graduating from DeVry University, including misleadingly advertising the employment and income rate of their graduates.
The plaintiffs allege they reasonably relied on defendants' representations in making their decision to enroll and/or to continue their studies through graduation. The plaintiffs allege they did not obtain employment in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
The plaintiffs holds Adtalem Global Education Inc. formerly known as Devry Education Group Inc., and DeVry University Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly falsely and misleadingly advertised that 90 percent of their graduates were employed in their field within six months of graduation.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for economic and mental anguish damages, attorney's fees, restitution, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of suit, any other relief that the court finds proper. They are represented by John R. Fabry of The Carlson Law Firm PC in Round Rock, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division case number 5:18-cv-00082-DAE