I began taking classes for medical assistant and it started okay, I soon was admitted into the hospital on two different occasions and soon learned that the school’s director was telling my boyfriend about my personal school business without me being present nor my okay to discuss such things with him. The director told my boyfriend twice that I would be terminated from the school due to my attendance even though I was put on a leave of absence while in the hospital. Shortly after finding this out the director saw me speaking with the man who works in the front desk as I was asking him about a folder the director shouted that I needed to get back to class or I would be terminated in front of several other students. I am now having problems with the financial aid advisor at the school with my paper work, she has also disclosed two other students personal finances with me when I approached her with questions conserving my own problems.
I can not leave the program or I will have to pay 12,000 dollars but I no longer wish to attend the school due to its poor staffing, can I sue the school for discussing mine and other students personal information.
Anyone can sue anyone for anything but you’re not going to spend several thousand dollars in legal fees to recover whatever damages you have incurred, if any at all, from this (you have not mentioned any so I assume they are zero or nominal), so it is a theoretical issue.
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I agree with my colleague, there don't seem to be any damages here.. Every lawsuit needs both liability and damages, and even if your privacy rights were violated, how has it damaged you?
Note also that to the extent you could have a defamation claim, statements don't need to be 100% true, they only need to be substantially true to be considered "true" and not defamatory.
If there's more to your situation, see your own business litigator to discuss all the details.
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