The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has sided with University of Pittsburgh and Temple University students in a consolidated class action against the schools, finding the students’ claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment in the alterative claims stemming from the schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were sufficiently pleaded.

Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh were hit with a consolidated class action over their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with former students seeking partial refunds of tuition and fees on the grounds that they received a materially different educational experience than they were promised and paid fees for facilities and services they were denied access to.

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