I’m pleased to report that settlement of our longest running class action received final approval. The case, Surrett v. Western Culinary was filed in March of 2008. (No that’s not a typo.) Under the settlement. people who made claims will receive refunds of 44 percent. In addition, any debts owed directly to the school have been written off. And the defendants have to pay fees and costs, so the full refund amount goes to the former student.
We’re pleased with the settlement and happy to report that the court approved it in full.
The judgment was entered today (one of the last big hurdles), and we now know that payments will be mailed out on August 10, 2018.
We’re still moving forward with individual arbitrations for those former class members who have to go to arbitration first. We expect to file hundreds of arbitration cases. We will see those through to the end, no matter how long it takes.
Thanks for your patience-