Two Pitt students have filed a federal civil complaint against the University for allegedly maintaining “benefit” of the students while failing to provide a good quality of education, or the right to use the services as a result of the University closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Claire Hickey and the beginning of world war iii Kirkpatrick, both for the students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and filed in the clerk’s office of the civil suit Friday in the U.s. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and are seeking class-action status. The pack contained two of the alleged counts of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
The two students claimed that the University breached its contract with students by not providing in-person and on campus, housing, education, as well as the failure to provide access to services and facilities which are funded by the University, mandatory fees, and after the middle of March. The two students who claimed the University failed to follow through on the agreement, in part, by to move courses onlineand, the retention of the amounts paid by the Plaintiffs and the Class, in front of a live, in-person, education, and access to these services.”
“The payment of tuition and Mandatory Fees for the Spring 2020 semester is intended to be used for the purpose of providing such benefits to the Plaintiffs and to the members of the Class in the Spring of 2020, half of the year,” the complaint said.
University spokesperson Kevin said Zwick and Pitt, at the height of the action, but it’s not going to be on prorating the tuition and fees that are outside of the current operations. The University has a published a pro-rata refund of housing and dining fees for students who have moved out of the on-campus housing, is on or before the 3rd of April.
“In spite of a global pandemic, who is forced to make a dramatic change in the operational status of the Pit, and in practically each and every facet of society, and of our faculty and staff worked tirelessly and successfully to create a world-class education for our students, it is this half of the year,” said Zwick.
Hickey and Kirkpatrick requested that the University will refund the housing and dining fees for students who were not in a position to have to move out of on-campus housing after Pitt’s April 3 deadline. Applications are also Likely to return to education, and the fees for the last 35 days of the spring semester, based on the March 16, the closure of many of the campus buildings.
Zwick said that the University is of the view that the decision with regard to refunds were “appropriate.”