SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monterey Superior Court Judge Robert O'Farrell approved a class action settlement on Friday in which the Soledad Unified School District agreed to refund 16 students their tuition paid plus interest for the failed vocational nursing program operated by the Soledad Adult School.
Catalina Zendejas filed a class action on behalf of herself and 15 other vocational LVN nursing school students when the Soledad Adult School lost its accreditation from the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians on May 11, 2012 for the failure to retain a Program Director. The SUSD refused to voluntarily refund the tuition and forced the students to file a lawsuit resulting in the time and expense of almost 3 years of unnecessary litigation in order to compel the SUSD to refund the tuition.
Class Counsel John L. Fallat states that "(t)he opportunity to obtain an education to better one's life is something Americans hold dear to their hearts, and when young women are misled not just by a vocational school but one operated by a public school district, it is an absolute disgrace that cannot be repeated, anywhere, anytime. While we appreciate the SUSD finally stepping-up and refunding the tuition, this never should have happened and the refunds should have been tendered a long, long time ago."
Zendejas v. Soledad Unified School District Monterey Superior Court Case #M122625.
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