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Former DeVry Students Represented By The Carlson Law Firm Sue For Fraud

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Former DeVry Students Represented By The Carlson Law Firm Sue For Fraud

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of former DeVry students seek to recover damages from DeVry's parent corporation, Adtalem Global Education, Inc. and DeVry University for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), fraud, negligent misrepresentation and restitution for unjust enrichment.

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Attorney John Fabry of The Carlson Law Firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of former Texas students who have fallen victim to the predatory practices of the for-profit college. The suit was filed in a federal San Antonio court.

The Texas case against DeVry alleges that the for-profit giant engaged in deceptive marketing practices to lure prospective students by severely inflating the success rate of job placements and earnings of graduates through an aggressive marketing scheme grounded on deceptive data and flawed methodologies.

Lead plaintiff, Luis Rangel, is a graduate of DeVry University- San Antonio, who earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in Network and Communications Management. Rangel accrued over $80,000 in student loan debt.

Rangel said that he chose to enroll in DeVry after the college's advertising made him believe that obtaining a degree from the college would enhance his skills and career marketability. Like thousands of others, Rangel relied on the misrepresentations in DeVry's widespread marketing and recruiting tactics, which conveyed the message that DeVry graduates enjoyed enviably high employment rates and top starting salaries. Unfortunately, Rangel, and other DeVry graduates, have been unable to secure employment within their fields of study within six months of graduation at a top starting salary, as advertised.

The Texas case aims to cover gaps that the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) 2016 lawsuit failed to provide, such as student loan forgiveness. The FTC's case against DeVry settled for a reported $100 million, where defrauded students received a refund of only $280.

For-profit colleges enroll about 11 percent of students, yet they account for 44 percent of all default student loans.

Visit The Carlson Law Firm's website for the full release and details of the Texas DeVry case.

 Media Contact: Kazia Conway
kconway@carlsonattorneys.com

 

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