Workplace Negligence case against The United States arising from Mine Safety Inspector negligence which caused catastrophic burn injuries
Polanco v. Star Career Academy, et al.
Oct 29, 2015
Jury verdict of $9.2 million – including treble damages and interest
Won more than $9.2 million – including treble damages and interest – after a 5 week Class Action jury trial against Star Career Academy, a New Jersey for-profit school, under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”). The jury found that Star committed Consumer Fraud by engaging in unconscionable commercial practices, concealing material fact, and/or misrepresenting material facts regarding the accreditation status of Star’s Surgical Technology Program. Star will also be required to pay attorney’s fees under the CFA in addition to the $9.2 million, and may be subject to equitable disgorgement of additional money obtained as a result of Star’s CFA violations.