Seattle, WA – Today, the Stritmatter Firm filed a lawsuit against the Seattle University College of Nursing for advertising, enrolling students, and accepting tuition for a master’s degree the school was neither accredited nor licensed to offer. We filed this lawsuit in King County Superior Court, along with attorney Patrick Kang of Premier Law Group.
The lawsuit on behalf of four current and former students alleges that Seattle University violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act through deceptive practices and knowingly concealed the fact that it was not authorized to award the promised master’s degree. Students who paid nearly $70,000 per year in tuition and fees, and completed all requirements to earn the promised master’s degree, were instead awarded a bachelor’s degree.
Andrew Ackley, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, says, “Nursing students represent our future front lines. They deserve to trust their educators, and so does the public. Seattle University’s violations of Washington education and consumer laws are an affront to public trust.”
If you are interested in learning more about this case, legal claims of fraud, or the Consumer Protection Act, please contact Andrew Ackley.