$1.1B Judgment Handed Down Against Corinthian Colleges

This is a settlement for the Corinthian Colleges Inc. lawsuit.

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Santa Clara, CA: A $1.1 billion judgment has been handed down against the for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. (CCI), for its alleged predatory and unlawful business practices. The lawsuit was filed by the office California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

The now defunct CCI allegedly misrepresented training programs and job placement rates, and pushed students into high interest loans. A lawsuit was also filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley, against the school.

According to Harris' office, CCI intentionally targeted low-income, vulnerable Californians through false advertising and aggressive marketing campaigns. The organization purportedly misrepresented job placement rates and school programs. It conducted this false advertising via the Internet, telemarketing and television ad campaigns.

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Reader Comments

Posted by
Deborah Simon
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I have had loan in deferment or forbearance since graduating from Eton/Bryman Corinth College in Everett, WA in 2004

Posted by
D Pitt
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I attended a Corinthian College in 2003. I have loans I am paying on and I have never been able to use the credits. I also paid monthly fees because the school stated that my loans did not cover my entire tuition. I've always thought that I was defrauded.

Posted by
Tina Killingsworth
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Will this lawsuit include Corthian Colleges/Everest of Austin Texas too. I put in two complaints, but have not heard anything when I checked back

Posted by
Wendy Ciarletta
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Is there a Class Action Lawsuit for Everest College in Reseda Ca? We need to get onboard.

Posted by
Tracy
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DeVry Chicago has closed due to non payment of state taxes. They said they would get me enrolled and upon graduation I would only have to pay 50 dollars a month back. I got an associates degree in HIT which was a 36,000 dollar class. My school loans are an outstanding 72,000 dollars for online courses! I graduated earlier than 120 days from the time the school closed so I couldn't and cannot do anything about it. I cannot use my degree due to a past record in court and found out I cannot work in healthcare anywhere.

Posted by
Mike Longshore
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Southwest Florida College did worse than Corinthian College to students who have attended including myself. False advertising, very high fees, not credits transferable to other colleges, false job placement rates, very misleading marketing campaign that was geared towards low income students. The entire organization should be in prison. People stuck with extremely high student loans and no way out.

Posted by
Sandra
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I need information on IADT closure and wrong doings and law suits I am and have been struggling to try and pay this loan but can't find the help without correct knowledge. I've been through bankrupt but was not discharged but think should have been with all I've read. Not sure if school is connected to this one but it was s for profit one. Please someone help me get to the right place.

Posted by
B. R. Phelps
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Um.. i am one of these students that was attending school at Everest, in Anaheim, CA. When did this settlement take place and i was never informed beyond the school filing for bankruptcy.. please somebody let me know. I've been struggling and stressed out, horribly since this has happened. I don't know how much longer i can last

Posted by
amesha dumas
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i as cheated by the college

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