Are you paying tuition and fees at Emory University while campus is closed due to COVID-19?

Tuition-payers deserve payback in light of coronavirus. 

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division
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Emory University
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An Emory University student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking to represent all Emory students enrolled at the university during COVID-19. The lawsuit seeks to obtain repayment of tuition, fees and other expenses in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. 

The student alleges that due to Emory’s closure, those enrolled at the university for the spring 2020 semester did not receive the full value of the services paid and did not receive the benefits of in-person instruction they paid for.


According to College Board, published tuition fees for 2018-2019 at state colleges are an average of $10,230 for state residents, and $26,290 for everyone else. This compares to an average of $35,830 at private non-profit colleges. 

Our legal team is reviewing the rights of those continuing to pay these fees at all higher education institutions in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. Many colleges require students to live in campus dormitories during their first year or two.


Hagens Berman is fighting for the rights of those who have been charged for tuition and other fees at a college or university, but have been forced to relocate due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with no reimbursement. Hagens Berman believes that institutions of higher learning have no right to keep these charges given the coronavirus outbreak and lack of options to students. We think parents and guardians, and college students paying tuition and fees deserve compensation.


Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $320 billion in settlements for consumers in lawsuits against food corporations, automakers, big banks and others. The firm has successfully taken on higher learning institutions as well, achieving hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for students and alumnae to support campus safety and students' rights. Hagens Berman has achieved many record breaking victories in antitrust matters, and your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in consumer law.


There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class' legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum..


Nationwide Investigation

Hagens Berman is investigating universities and colleges across the nation and is seeking to represent students, parents and guardians against any higher education institution that has failed to repay losses due to COVID-19.

Attorneys' investigation includes all colleges and universities nationwide, and the firm is seeking to represent students, parents and guardians regardless of school.

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