A Massachusetts district court judge denied a motion for class certification to the plaintiffs in a Suffolk University COVID-19 refund litigation matter, finding the argument that class treatment is superior to other alternatives is untenable.

According to the opinion, the plaintiffs were enrolled for an in-person undergraduate program, but as COVID-19 numbers increased in March 2020, the Boston campus closed and the university transitioned to an entirely virtual-learning environment. The students claim that they were deprived of the educational services, facilities, and other opportunities they had already paid tuition and fees for, and that the university declined to issue any refunds.

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