Struggling Law School Alumni Denied Class Cert In NJ

Law360, New York (July 2, 2015, 9:19 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in New Jersey denied certification in a proposed $75 million class action by Widener University School of Law graduates who claim the school misrepresented their career outlook to the student body and in industry publications to boost enrollment, yet they didn't secure satisfying jobs after commencement.

In a motion denying class certification filed Wednesday in federal court, U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls ruled that while the proposed class represented by plaintiff John Harnish met the legal requirement of ascertainability, it fell short of the predominance of commonality and typicality standards.

The plaintiff claims Widener, which has...

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