As more attorneys general begin to understand the benefits that online degrees received from Globe University, they are also beginning to see the tremendous opportunity presented to current and former students. The class action lawsuit against the school has proven to be an important step for the attorneys general to take. The Globe University Class Action Lawsuit demands that the college be held accountable for their failure to provide reasonable academic accommodations to its students. As more attorneys general continue to recognize the benefits that online degrees received from Globe University, the lawsuit will only grow in strength.
The Globe University Class Action Lawsuit
The class-action lawsuit filed against the former dean of Globe University, Arthur Thurnby, has garnered nationwide attention because it is so unique. Although there have been many similar complaints about academic and other issues with online degree programs in the past, nothing has ever been as sensational as the current complaint.
What makes this class-action lawsuit so unique is that it involves multiple plaintiffs who claim that the former dean discriminated against them on the basis of gender, race and disability when evaluating applicants for admittance into the college.
The details of the lawsuit filed against the former dean is detailed.
For example, one plaintiff, David P. told of how the process of applying for admittance to Globe University was a “nightmarish experience.” Mr. P. said that he was never given the same courtesy treatment that other students were given, such as being offered water to drink or asking if they had any questions that weren’t related to the program.
Other former students said that they were never given the attention they felt they deserve by the former dean. One student said that his admittance into the college was denied after he requested a lower GPA, and another applicant said that his entire GPA was reduced from a 3.5 to 3.2, which is considered too low.
The Globe University Class Action Lawsuit also names Globe University as a defendant, and the lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of the students who were rejected from the college based on their race, gender, and age.
If you are an applicant or currently an applicant, you may want to consult with an attorney who is familiar with this case. He or she may be able to tell you if you have a solid case based on the facts of the case and whether or not it would be successful in court.
It is important to note that if you are being harassed via e-mails, text messages or phone calls from a college that you suspect is using a recruiting strategy, you may want to consult an attorney who has experience in this type of harassment. In most cases it is illegal, but not always.
The Globe University Class Action Lawsuit further names Globe University, its Athletic Association, the former President of the university, and three current college officials as defendants.
The suit claims that the former President, Mr. Joseph Sullivan, failed to take reasonable steps to prevent violations of Title IV, and other federal student rights laws, which are examples of “displacement” of students. These violations deprived the plaintiffs of their ability to enroll in another school.
Furthermore, the suit further claims that the Athletic Association and its officials did nothing to stop violations of the Student Rights Act that would have allowed athletes to participate in other schools. For-profit colleges such as Globe University are in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act because they fail to provide a safe working environment for disabled students.
The Globe University Class Action Lawsuit names the following people as defendants:
The General Manager and Vice President of Globe University, John C. Johnson, The Board of Trustees of The Boston University School of Medicine, David R. Stackpole, and John W. Shea, The Provost and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Richard G. Patek, The President and CEO of The Harvard Graduate School of Business, Robert J. Kaplan, and The Livan L. Kamiske, Ph.D. Of course, these are just a few of the individuals who are named in the lawsuit.
If you are a victim of these illegal acts at Globe University and are a former student or current student, you should contact an experienced and compassionate attorney today. You may be entitled to much greater compensation than what you have been seeking thus far.