What Is This Lawsuit About?
The lawsuit alleges that students who attended Quinnipiac for the Spring 2020 semester are entitled to partial refunds of tuition and fees because Quinnipiac transitioned to remote learning in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with State of Connecticut mandates. Quinnipiac denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages asserted, and Quinnipiac denies that the claims in the Lawsuit would be appropriate for class treatment if the litigation proceeded through trial.
Who Is in the Settlement Class?
You are a member of the Settlement Class if you were a Quinnipiac undergraduate or graduate student for whom any amount of tuition and/or fees was paid from any source (e.g., the student’s own funds, funding from a parent or other family member, loan, or non-Quinnipiac scholarship) to Defendant for the Spring 2020 Semester, and whose tuition and fees have not been refunded in their entirety. Excluded from the Settlement Class are (1) any Judge or Magistrate Judge presiding over this Action and members of their families; (2) the Defendant, Defendant’s subsidiaries, parent companies, successors, predecessors, and any entity in which the Defendant or its parents have a controlling interest and their current or former officers, directors, agents, and attorneys; (3) persons who properly execute and file a timely request for exclusion from the class; (4) the legal representatives, successors or assigns of any such excluded persons; and (5) Quinnipiac undergraduate or graduate students that received a full Quinnipiac scholarship for the Spring 2020 Semester.
What Does this Settlement Provide?
A Settlement Fund has been created totaling $2,500,000.00. Class Member payments, and the cost to administer the Settlement, the cost to inform people about the Settlement, attorneys’ fees (inclusive of litigation costs), and an award to the Class Representative will also come out of this fund.