Allegations of Fraud Relating to Enrollment at a Proprietary Educational Institution

We defended an educational institution in a trial relating to an arbitration provision on the enrollment form. Four former students alleged they had been deceived into enrolling at the school through fraudulent and misleading statements regarding the transfer of credits and job opportunities. The enrollment form, which had been signed by all of the students, contained a provision that called for any dispute related to their enrollment to be handled through arbitration. The students alleged that they were unaware of the arbitration provision and filed suit. After a week-long trial, judgment was awarded to the client on all counts.