DeVry grad wants school to pay $450K to arbitrate his fraud claims; could affect $250M of other claims, too – Cook County Record
A Pennsylvania man is asking a federal judge to order DeVry University to pay at least $450,000 in arbitration fees so an arbitrator can hear allegations the school misled graduates into believing their DeVry degree would easily land them well-paying jobs.
The plaintiff’s attorney asserts the case could affect cases against DeVry with claims totaling more than $250 million.
Michael Forsyth filed a petition June 7 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Adtalem Global Education, formerly known as DeVry Education Group. Adtalem runs DeVry University, which is based in suburban Downers Grove. DeVry offers degrees through about 60 campuses across the U.S.
Forsyth claimed DeVry tried to “distance itself from admissions of consumer fraud and rebranded itself as Adtalem Global Education,” after recently settling consumer fraud claims with the Federal Trade Commission.