NJ Jury Renders $2.9M Verdict Against School In Fraud Case

Law360, Newark (October 29, 2015, 10:54 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey jury on Thursday awarded $2.9 million to a class of surgical technology students who alleged Star Career Academy misrepresented their career prospects in the wake of a 2012 law that imposed stricter accreditation standards on the profession.

Following a five-week trial, the eight-member jury in Camden County Superior Court found by a 7-1 vote that the school had engaged in the unconscionable commercial practice, affirmative misrepresentation or knowing concealment of information. The jury unanimously agreed the students had suffered ascertainable damage and on the award, which will be tripled under the Consumer Fraud Act.

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