Del. judge says lawsuits over University of Delaware COVID-19 shutdown can proceed

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DOVER, Del. – A federal judge has refused to dismiss two lawsuits filed against the University of Delaware by current and former students saying they are entitled to refunds after officials shut down the campus last spring because of COVID-19, officials announced on Tuesday.

We’re told the judge said that students may not be entitled to tuition refunds, but can at least pursue reimbursement claims for student fees that covered services they didn’t receive.

The plaintiffs sued the school for breach of contract and unjust enrichment last year after university officials stopped offering in-person classes and closed campus facilities.

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