SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A student has filed a suit against an online university over allegations it falsely represented an educational program.
Kelsey Adair, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 8 in the Sacramento County Superior Court against Drexel University Online LLC and Does 1-10 over alleged violation of the Unfair Competition Law and the False Advertising Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in August 2014, she purchased an educational program from the defendant.
"Defendant represented to plaintiff that their education program would act as completing the first year of medical school and defendant would assist plaintiff with gaining admission to medical school by providing recommendation letters to the medical school programs of her choice," the suit states.
She alleges the defendant's program did not help her gain admission to a medical school.
The plaintiff holds Drexel University Online LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly materially misrepresented the nature and quality of its educational services.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and punitive damages, necessary attorneys' fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other relief may be justly entitled as deemed by the court. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.
The defendant removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on March 28.
Sacramento County Superior Court case number 2:18-cv-00677-WBS-AC