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50+ Concordia students join class action suit — KOIN.com

PORTLAND, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Concordia University, by students who say they were misled about the university’s financial status and want refunds on their tuition.

On Monday, Feb. 10, the private, nonprofit Christian university in Portland abruptly announced plans to close by the end of the academic year. In a statement and video, university Interim President, Rev. Thomas Ries said the college’s board of regents voted the prior Friday, Feb. 7 to cease operations at the end of the spring 2020 semester.

A statement released by the university cited “years of mounting financial challenges, and a challenging and changing educational landscape.” In a lawsuit filed by attorney Michael Fuller, students say those years of financial challenges were not disclosed by the university to students, who applied and paid tuition fees to the college expecting to complete their degrees there.

“Concordia University misled hundreds of students about its financial condition, and collected tuition in 2020 that students would not have paid had the students known the truth about Concordia University’s looming closure,” the complaint states.

Concordia Athletics. February 10, 2020 (KOIN)

The university indicated it has more than 6,000 current students.

Fuller said the university likely knew it was in financial trouble, but continued to recruit students both at its Portland campus and through its online degree programs, who likely had no chance of ever earning a degree there.

“A university can choose not to disclose its financial information to its students, but if it turns out the students were misled, then they have a case,” Fuller said, likening the situation to “selling someone a lifetime supply to a gym when you know it’s going to close tomorrow.”

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The attorney said he was contacted by Concordia students the day of the announcement, and now has more than 50 students joining the lawsuit.

Many of those students have been in this situation before.

In 2018, another private Oregon university- Marylhurst University, shuttered. Fuller helped Marylhurst students file a class action lawsuit against the school, which was eventually settled for undisclosed amounts.

Many of Marylhurst’s former students turned to Concordia when they needed to transfer to a new school, Fuller noted.

“Within an hour or two (of the announcement) I had been contacted by three or four of my former clients,” Fuller said of former Marylhurst students who are now finding themselves caught in the middle of another private college shut down fiasco.

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Marylhurst University (KOIN, file)

“A lot of them have maxed out their financial aid and taken out private loans to pay for school,” he said.

The lawsuit alleges Concordia misrepresented its services by omission, leaving students to pay for college credits that may not transfer to other universities, and without the ability to graduate. Concordia even touted a long-range plan that said, “by 2024, ‘all students of Concordia University-Portland will be actively engaged in a university that enjoys a strong national reputation in select programs preparing leaders for the transformation of society through educational experiences grounded in relationships and centered in servant leadership, rigor, and Lutheran identity and values.’”

Fuller said universities typically have insurance policies that cover legal issues like this, but noted, “if (Concordia) promises to give tuition refunds to every single one of the students, I’ll dismiss the case and cover my own costs.”

The university has yet to respond to the legal complaint and has not responded to requests for comment on other financial matters surrounding its nonprofit foundation.

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The attorney said he was contacted by Concordia students the day of the announcement, and now has more than 50 students joining the lawsuit.

via 50+ Concordia students join class action suit — KOIN.com

How to write a History Dissertation

History is the most exciting topic to study. People who are interested in it pursue their career in it. History is all about knowing the past form of anything and with anything we mean culture, the country, or any other thing. History is itself a career, and people take their masters or PhD degrees in it. Well if we see the topic of history dissertations, it can be sorted out concerning the different aspects. Like we can see the history of any country, we can look for the history of any culture or the history of music or any other thing so this word history us not specific.

A dissertation has the following parts; first, it has the title page in which student writes his personal information such name, roll number than he writes the name of his academic institute and other things. Then comes the abstract which provides an overview of whatever is written in every section of the dissertation. Then the literature review; in literature review writers provides the summary of what work has been done in the past on the topic. There is also an acknowledgement section in which students thanks all those who have helped him during the research or writing work of his dissertation. Then method and discussion which is often put as an individual section or with each other, are the central section in which student discuss the whole scenario based on the findings he has from the research work. There is a proper result section in which and then the conclusion part. There is a reference section in which students cite all the sources he has used during the research. Then appendices section is used to provide any external links to anything what writer has done more. So basically this is a general overview of what the parts of the dissertation are or how a general thesis usually looks.

Then let’s discuss the writing process for any dissertation. Dissertation writing is described here stepwise to make it a little dull for our readers. The first step and the most crucial step is to choose the topic. Topic selection is always challenging because the student has to find that one specific topic which suits his interest and can be useful and unique enough. That student also has to keep that one thing in mind that he needs enough data collected on the topic. In this case, professors are always helpful. Then before start working on the dissertation research or writing process students have to get approval on the selected topic from the department. Through dissertation, proposal student explains the significance of his subject and the planned methods he has for the research work. The after this comes the research work which is the most crucial part student must remember that all of the data he collects must be authentic and the sources must be cited at the reference section to avoid any issues. Collect the data, sort it out, and keep things you need then omit the rest. Before jumping on to the writing, the part student must remember that he should plan all the sections of dissertations as this will help them throughout the writing part. After the completion of the first draft, the editing of the paper is essential then after that the proofreading part is essential too as it removes all the grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes, and typographical errors. Dissertations are very much a necessary part of a student career and hence must put many efforts in its every part.

 

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Wrote a negative review about a business? You may end up being sued —

(KHON) – Reading the fine print of a contract can be a daunting task, but here’s yet another reason to read before you sign. “In many cases, consumers are being challenged in leaving reviews on review sites or sharing their opinion of what interactions they had with businesses, because they’ve signed contracts or agreements with…

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Lawsuit: Insurer Anthem Misleading California Customers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California consumer advocacy group is suing Anthem Blue Cross over allegations that the health plan is misleading several hundred thousand customers about changes in their policies for next year.

Consumer Watchdog filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Tuesday claiming Anthem is charging more for inferior coverage and burying the changes in a mountain of paperwork.

In most of California, Anthem is changing its “preferred provider organization,” or PPO, plans that provide coverage for out-of-network doctors to “exclusive provider organization,” or EPO, policies that do not.

Consumer Watchdog says many customers chose PPO plans specifically for the option to use out-of-network providers and will be surprised when their bills are no longer covered.

Anthem says state regulators approved the changes and the lawsuit is without merit.

via Lawsuit: Insurer Anthem Misleading California Customers — FOX40

Ikea recalling about 75,000 safety gates after malfunctions lead to 3 injuries

Thousands of baby food products being recalled

CONSUMER SAFETY PRODUCT RECALL: Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser by CR Brands due to Chemical Hazard

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Name of product:  Mean Green® Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green® Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser

Units:  About 83,800

Hazard: The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammonia.” The products may contain ammonia. The mislabeling of the bottles can pose a chemical hazard to consumers. If ammonia is mixed with bleach or other household chemicals, irritating or toxic gases could be produced.

Mean Green Super Strength #720547001017 128oz

Description:   The recalled cleaning products came in white plastic spray bottles and white or green plastic containers. The words “Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” or “Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” are on a label on the front and the UPC number is on the back. The recall involves products with date codes 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229 and 4230. The date code is printed on the back of the bottle near the QR code. The recalled units include:
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