A federal judge recently concluded that a private university’s in-person-only undergraduate programs could allow a jury to infer that Brandeis University expected its students to pay tuition in exchange for in-person instruction, allowing the plaintiffs’ implied contract claim to continue pursuant to the remote learning transition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the District of Massachusetts sided with Brandeis University in the claim against it for unjust enrichment, finding the students had an adequate remedy at law even with the breach of contract issue remains, according to the opinion filed Tuesday.

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