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Students file lawsuits against UO and OSU

The lawsuits claim the universities overcharged students during pandemic shutdowns.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 2:59 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2021 3:17 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Students at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon filed separate lawsuits seeking repayment of tuition and fees charged during campus closures due to the pandemic.

The lawsuits were filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court and accuse the universities of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

The lawsuits claim that both universities barred students from accessing in-person learning and campus facilities while still collecting those fees and tuition.

The two groups of students are being represented by the law firm Hagens Berman, which is investigating the rights of students at universities across the country who are paying fees and tuition while their schools have been forced to close or go online due to the pandemic.

A link to the OSU lawsuit is available here and a link to the UO lawsuit is available here.

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