Surgical Tech Students Want To Band Together In Fraud Suit

Law360 (May 18, 2020, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Former surgical technician students urged the New Jersey state appeals court Monday to certify long-running class claims that the shuttered Star Career Academy misrepresented their career prospects, arguing that a single suit would streamline the litigation.

During an oral argument in the case's second round before the Appellate Division, an attorney for Shirley Polanco and her classmates told a three-judge panel to undo a state court judge's denial of their certification bid. To individually litigate the claims of all 1,100 members of the proposed class doesn't make sense, Thomas More Marrone told a three-judge panel.

"There's no reason to put hundreds...

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