In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, courts across the country were, by and large, not receptive to plaintiffs suing their universities for alleged substandard education after in-person activities were halted.

After universities nationwide closed down on-campus faculties beginning March 2020, more than 250 lawsuits were filed by February 2022 alleging similar claims and seeking reimbursement of tuition dollars spent originally to receive in-person instruction.