Ala. College Students Sue Over Dining Hall Monopoly

Law360, New York (August 13, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT) -- A putative class of University of Alabama students has sued the school and Aramark Educational Services Inc. for allegedly setting up a dining hall program "unfettered by competition" on the college's Tuscaloosa campus.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in Alabama's Jefferson County Circuit Court, alleges that the university's contract with Aramark — which imposed a mandatory $300 fee on students — shut out local merchants and stripped students of choice.

The complaint was filed on behalf of the students by attorneys Daniel Evans and Alexandria Parrish of...
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