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Student Claims Dismissed Against College For Fraud, Breach of Duty, Breach of Contract

Student Claims Dismissed Against College For Fraud, Breach of Duty, Breach of Contract

Student Claims Dismissed Against College For Fraud, Breach of Duty, Breach of Contract

Court says students failed to show duties owed to them when College abruptly closed for financial reasons
A federal District Court in Massachusetts has dismissed a putative class action brought against Mount Ida College, its Board of Trustees and several officers by students upset by the abrupt closing of the institution. They made various claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, contract and privacy. Mount Ida had apparently been suffering financial difficulties for several years and announced it was in merger talks with Lasell College in February, 2018. In March, it announced that it had broken office merger talks, and in April announced that it had agreed to sell its Newton campus to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It told the students that all current students would be guaranteed...

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