Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Third Circuit Allows Case To Proceed On College Tuition Refunds Due To COVID-19 Required Virtual Clasess

In the case of Hickey v. University of Pittsburgh, No. 21-2016 (3d. Cir. Aug. 11, 2023), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court erred in part in dismissing students’ complaint for a refund of tuition and fees after their university transition to fully remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The court found that the students have plausibly alleged that they had an implied contract for on-campus schooling in exchange for their tuitions and fees.

The district court Order was affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded in part.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  See the Court's related Order HERE.

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Sept. 14, 2023).

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