Even worse, young people get to waste an academic session by applying to the wrong institution. Florida is a good location for schooling, but what school should you go to exactly?

Rehearing Denied In University Of Florida COVID Shutdown Case

The full 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday refused to hear arguments in a potential class-action lawsuit contending that the University of Florida should return fees to students because of a campus shutdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
TFP File Photo

The full 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday refused to hear arguments in a potential class-action lawsuit contending that the University of Florida should return fees to students because of a campus shutdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorneys for graduate student Anthony Rojas asked the full appeals court to hold what is known as “en banc” hearing after a divided three-judge panel ruled in November that an Alachua County circuit judge should have dismissed the lawsuit.

An online docket said Tuesday that the en banc request had been denied but did not provide more details.

In the news: Florida DBPR To Investigate ‘All-Ages’ Christmas Drag Queen Show

The case sought refunds of fees paid for transportation, health-care and athletics services that were not provided because of the shutdown.

Rojas alleged that UF breached a contract when it did not provide the services. But in the appellate panel’s 2-1 decision on Nov. 22, Judge Rachel Nordby wrote that “assorted documents attached to the complaint do not constitute an express written contract.”

Numerous similar lawsuits have been filed against colleges and universities in Florida and other parts of the country.

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here. Signup for our free newsletter by clicking here.

Advertisement

Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment