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  • Can A group students file for a class action due to false pretension of a scholarship.

    Our president has cut our budget and scholarship to $3000 a year, before we left for school it was $7500. Now she was not in office yet she was just a elect, and she wasn't planning on telling us until we got to school. Our band director we're goi...

    Ray’s Answer

    Sounds like a viable case if there are enough of you so that the cuts add up to millions of dollars. These cases are dificult and expensive to litigate. Very few lawyers ably handle student fraud cases like this one; most of these cases have not done well. BUT Gallo LLP (my firm), along with Kirtland & Packard LLP (Michael Louis Kelly), in Los Angeles and Andrew August in San Fracisco, have achieved significant success in class and mass actions involving allegations of fraud by students of for profit schools, recovering tens of milions of dollars in cash and debt forgiveness for thousands of students. Also, because these cases are very difficult to certify as class actions, my firm has developed technology to help manage them as "mass" actions. (Check out www.leverageapp.com.)

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  • Can I pursue some legal action against a school for not providing leads and career support as it promised?

    It's a coding bootcamp in NYC, but has branches in other cities worldwide and is one of the most popular coding schools in NYC. All of their ads claim they will "make connections", "provide an on-ramp", "close the skills gap" and provide intensiv...

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    Fraud cases against for-profit schools have been difficult, but a few have met with success. Amador v. California Culinary Academy and Vasquez. v California School of Culinary Arts are the two class/mass actions I know of that did well on allegations of actual fraudulent inducement (both recovered millions of dollars for students). My firm handled both of those, together with The Mills Law Firm (on Amador) and Michael Kelly of Kirtland & Packard (on Vasquez). The Silver State Helicopter case also did well. That invovled ponzi scheme allegations as I recall. Andy August in San Francisco handled that one and he's a good lawyer. My firm is currently prosecuting a case in NYC against the International Culinary Center, also on fraudulent inducement grounds. I suggest you gather all the written lies you can find, including the school catalog, copies of any print, video, or radio ads, and contact one of those law firms as your best bet. Understand that most firms are reluctant to take these cases in part because many schools say only vague things, and in part because you may well have signed an arbitration clause, and some waivers acknowledging they aren't promising you anything. But, it may nevertheless be possible to help you.

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  • Can i file a class action lawsuit against my former employer for not paying prevailing wage for jobs done that require it?

    in the 4 years i worked for Kern bros. trucking we did several jobs that are consider public works projects. on schools/ city and county and state roads and highways. we would tell them it should pay prevailing wage. they would replay it doesn't a...

    Ray’s Answer

    Sounds like a case to me. Find yourself a highly regarded class action lawyer who handles employment matters.

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  • I would like to sue eBay. What kind of attorney do I need to seek? Millions of users would support my claim class action?

    in order to become a top rated seller on eBay I needed to sell 400 items by April 30th. I sold off my entire inventory, over 500 items and made sure all my auctions ended on April 30th so that I would be within the time frame. Come May 1st, Much t...

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    A consumer class action attorney is probably right, but you want one with some commercial litigation experience too, since you are both a consumer and a business owner here. Pick the one with the highest rating, best and widest range of recommendations, best educational credentials, and most experience, who will take your case.

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  • How to file a class action lawsuit against a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer regarding undisclosed fees.

    I would like to inquire as to how a class action suit may be filed against a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer that buries their own termination fees on top of the fees Verizon charges. At this time, I've seen many other complaints regarding Diamo...

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    Eric's answer is right. There is a way, though. Check out www.leverageapp.com. This new approach, substituting technology for class certification, allows arbitration swarms (numerous identical individual arbitrations) to replace class actions in appropriate cases. You need a lawyer willing to take this cutting edge approach. I have done it and it can work. But, it's new, it's not for everyone, and the case needs to be solid and you need to have a consumer statute or other rule making attorneys fees recoverable.

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  • Can I open a class action lawsuit against a technical school for false advertising of a course they offer that I took?

    I went to a technical school right out of high school, and took an 18 month course in Web Designing. The school advertised that all students would be job ready upon graduation, that was 6 years ago. I have been unable to find a job in my field. I ...

    Ray’s Answer

    Yes. This is common. We've represented about 1900 individual clients with cases like this, and thousands of class members. Most lawyers and clients have had limited success against these schools. The lawyers who have had the most success in cases against vocational schools are, to my knowledge, all in California. They may well not be interested in a PA case, particularly if it is not large. But I can tell you who they are:
    1. Ray E. Gallo (me).
    2. Michael Louis Kelly
    3. Andrew August
    4. Harry Shulman
    5. Robert Mills

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  • Comcast's billing seems illegal, any chance for a class action lawsuit?

    I signed up last year for voice + internet for $59.99/month with Comcast in Bellevue WA, and was told that I would get this promotional rate for 12 months. Two and a half months later, they started billing me for $98/month with no changes on my e...

    Ray’s Answer

    Sounds like a case to me. Even if it's an error, it's probably been made for lots of people. Find a great lawyer. In this section of the site is permitted to offer you services. But you can search.

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  • Is it possible to use a class action lawsuit that has already been won.

    the suit was against key bank and tab express international.

    Ray’s Answer

    Your question isn't clear. Use it for what? If you weren't in the class it probably doesn't help you, unless you have different claims based on facts that were decided there in favor of your claims.

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  • Do i need to file a class action lawsuit?

    BAnk of America took my mortgage payment knowing they no longer serviced that loan. They have had my money since then and i havent been able to get it back. PLEASE HELP. They keep promising that i will get it back and nothing has happened despite ...

    Ray’s Answer

    Lawyers on this site are not permitted to answer questions by offering you their services, so advice is the only "help" you can get from posting here. Considering searching the site for a lawyer you like. As a class action lawyer, if there is reason to believe that the same thing happened to numerous others, a class action lawyer might well be willing to help you (and all others similarly situated) in a class action on contingency, whereas it's almost impossible to get a great lawyer to handle a small matter on contingency otherwise.

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