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Students Win $11.2M Settlement in Chicago School of Psychology Fraud Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA:A $11.2 million settlement in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against The Chicago School of Psychology has received final approval. The lawsuit was brought by students who alleged they were provided with misleading information regarding the school’s accreditation and their job prospects after completing their courses.

The settlement will provide financial recovery for 87 students who are class members. The average payout will be $95,000 per student.

Plaintiff Miranda Joe Truitt and other students filed the complaint in November, 2012 claiming they invested in a worthless education. They wanted to study at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and were encouraged to attend classes at the graduate university’s Los Angeles campus, which was falsely promoted to them as being prestigious and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

According to the settlement documents, the plaintiffs were “either negligently lured” to enroll at the Los Angeles campus or were caused to stay “by a series of statements or omissions allegedly made, issued or approved by defendants.” In 2013, Tara Fischer filed a similar class action which was later consolidated with the Truitt’s complaint.

According to Truitt’s complaint, the administration of the Chicago School of Psychology led the Los Angeles campus students to believe that they would get APA approval before their graduation.

The case is Miranda Jo Truit et al v. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, number BC495518, in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.

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Published on Sep-22-16

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READER COMMENTS

Posted by
Steve
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This school continues their illegal and deceptive practices.

Posted by
Nima Robert Zahedi
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I went to school at the Chicago School for a couple of semesters (PsyD program at the Irvine Campus). It does not make me happy to say this, but it is important. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

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Carol
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I am Glad they filed and won. It gave me the motivation to file my complaint. I am having serious issues with the Los Angeles community college. Misrepresenation, breach of financial responsibility.

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