I attended ATI Dallas, Texas in 2008. During my time with this School I never received any money for books. I was advised after graduating I would receive job placement, this is laughable because they never provided job placement for me or a friend of mine. I wasn't able to test through the American Registry that was supposed to be paid for by the school. This school doesn't even exist, has since been torn down and now a Shopping strip and Loft's are in it's place. Since this School is closed they can't verify what I studied and I was promised to be able to take other courses with in the School. This school was a joke, they didn't teach students properly nor have proper material to learn with. I need help to build a case
Sure, you can sue them.
Sue who? They've closed.
Starting in 2011, the Texas Workforce Commission revoked the licenses of all the centers in Texas. Soon after, the US Department of Justice filed a complaint against them for false claims regarding student loans. In 2013, the entire company closed.
So, I'm afraid you're a little late. There is a story about this on the Dept. of Justice website at https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/texas-based-school-chain-pay-government-37-million-submitting-false-claims-federal-student. There is also a link for "Contact" to reach the DOJ. I doubt there is any money left from the settlement of the case, but you can try contacting them to find out.
You are asking the question 10 years after your classes. Even if you got credit for the classes that you took - they would have to qualify to be transferred to another school. Many schools require that classes/credit hours must be from certain schools. There is a national
"bank" that records where and when students went to school - after high school . It is unknown if the "fly by night " school you mention would have logged you and your credit hours and dates of attendance in that educational information bank. If it did - and that would be a miracle - an administrator at another college can check that for you. Your best bet maybe to try to test out of some classes that you already took, if another educational entity will allow it.
This is not a legal opinion given the question that you posed. It is guidance based on common sense recommendations that you may choose to consider and some thoughts to help clarify the matters that you ask about. I am licensed only in the state of Texas. There are many other facts that exist or may arise that you did not express in your question in this forum that are/could be critical to providing an accurate response. Thus, the response I give is very general. I strongly suggest getting a private consultation with an attorney. That is likely to be in your best interest if you have a legal problem , question, concern, or need. Although AVVO describes this site as providing free legal advice, it is really a simple Q&A forum. The volunteer attorneys provide general answers. No specific legal advice is given here and no attorney-client relationship is established. For precise direction and legal advice, please consult in person with an attorney in your area. Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you. Best of luck !
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