• USC, Yale among colleges sued by students amid college admissions scand

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    The University of Southern California, Yale and several other
    elite colleges are being sued by multiple college students who
    claim they were denied a fair opportunity for admission and have
    had their degrees devalued due to a college cheating scheme
    detailed by federal officials Tuesday.

    The initial plaintiffs, Standford University students Erica
    Olson and Kalea Woods, filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S.
    District Court for the Northern District of California on
    Wednesday, a day after federal authorities said they've
    uncovered one of the largest college admissions scams ever seen
    in the U.S. The lawsuit seeks $5 million on behalf of what the
    lawyers estimate will be thousands of plaintiffs who fit the
    criteria to seek class status.

    As of Thursday afternoon, Olsen was no longer involved in the
    lawsuit and a revised version of the complaint had removed her
    name. Woods remained in the suit, however, along with three new
    plaintiffs. The new students hailed from Rutgers, Tulane and an
    unnamed community college.

    The University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin,
    Wake Forest, Georgetown, Stanford, Yale and USC -- along with
    William “Rick” Singer, who was called the ringleader of the
    admissions scheme -- were also named as defendants.

    The students claim they weren’t given a fair opportunity to be
    accepted into the elite colleges where they'd applied because
    some people were allegedly admitted based on fake athletic
    profiles and distorted SAT and ACT scores obtained through

    "The students who filed the complaint didn’t receive what they
    paid for — to participate in an application process free of
    fraud," a statement from Zimmerman Reed LLP said. "According to
    the complaint, these schools represented that their admission
    process would be based on the applicants’ merits, considering
    their character and performance. Instead, the students allege
    that what they got was a process tainted by bribes and school
    officials who failed to assure an honest application process."

    "It’s a straightforward claim and a simple remedy. The students
    want their money back," the statement continued. "They request
    that anyone who paid an application fee to any of the eight
    named universities but was denied admission gets their
    application fee returned."

    Singer would obtain college acceptance letters for his clients'
    children by either helping them cheat on entrance exams or
    pretend they were being recruited as an athlete in a school
    sport, authorities said. The 58-year-old, who ran the for-profit
    college prep business Edge College & Career Network (also known
    as "The Key") and the charity Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF),
    allegedly pitched it to parents as the "side door" method to
    getting into colleges.

    “Each of the universities were negligent in failing to maintain
    adequate protocols and security measures in place to guarantee
    the sanctity of the college admissions process, and to ensure
    that their own employees were not engaged in these type of
    bribery schemes,” the complaint stated.

    The suit added, "Unqualified students found their way into the
    admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those
    students who played by the rules and did not have college-
    bribing parents were denied admission."

    A former California teacher filed a $500 billion civil lawsuit
    Wednesday against 45 defendants involved in the college
    admissions scandal, Reuters reported. Jennifer Kay Toy said
    wealthy parents who believed it was "OK to lie, cheat, steal and
    bribe their children's way into a good college" robbed her son,
    Joshua, of the chance to be admitted to colleges despite his 4.2

    She didn’t specify which colleges her son had sought to attend,
    nor did it specify his ultimate selection, but said those
    involved in the bribery scheme took away people’s “rights to a
    fair chance at entrance to college,” Reuters reported.

    Singer pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering and money
    laundering on Tuesday. A total of 50 people, including actresses
    Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged over alleged
    involvement in the scheme.

    Fox News' Bill Mears and Jennifer Girdon contributed to this

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/usc-yale-among-colleges-sued-by- students-amid-college-admissions-scandal

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