A Coral Gables attorney is calling for state multidistrict litigation rules as trial courts across the state are looking at 18 of his class-action lawsuits against each of the public universities in Florida. Of these cases, three are before separate state appellate courts.

And in the latest trial ruling, a state court judge Monday allowed a student to proceed with a class action against a university over not receiving a partial tuition refund for services not provided as stated in a contract.