By www.bsclegal.com | October 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM EDT | No Comments
An appeal filed by the Career Education Corporation defendants of a ruling made by the trial judge has moved the class action for the moment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. We filed a petition for reconsideration and motion to dismiss the appeal. Courtesy of my co-counsel David Sugerman, a link to that filing can be found HERE. The appeals court disagreed with our positions in an Order dated October 25, 2012, so the defendants' appeal will move forward.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM EDT | No Comments
The Multnomah County court denied motions by Career Education Corporation and Western Culinary Institute (now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland) to decertify the class and for summary judgment. We are pleased with these rulings and continue to prepare for trial.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 05, 2012 at 05:42 PM EDT | No Comments
A belated update: in an important favorable ruling for the class, at the end of 2011 the Multnomah County court denied a motion by Career Education Corporation and Western Culinary Institute (now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland) to compel arbitration and dismiss the pending consumer fraud class action against them.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 14, 2011 at 02:24 PM EDT | No Comments
The recent budget deal did not include an amendment sought by for-profit colleges that would have stopped the Department of Education's proposed "gainful employment" rules that would limit federal student aid for programs that leave students with high debt burdens. "For-profit college students make up less than 15 percent of enrollment nationwide but comprise nearly half of all student loan default rates," according to a Huffington Post article. That article, which discusses the gainful employment rules surviving the budget battle, can be found HERE.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 14, 2011 at 02:00 PM EDT | No Comments
An interesting National Public Radio story headlined, "Regulators Light a Fire Under Culinary Schools," discusses the value of culinary degrees versus the costs. The story can be found by clicking here.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 14, 2011 at 01:53 PM EDT | No Comments
Career Education Corporation (CEC), a defendant in this law firm's Oregon class action lawsuit involving Western Culinary Institute (now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland), announced that in connection with other litigation filed against it and the California Culinary Academy in California, the parties executed a settlement agreement - the settlement is subject to court approval - which involves the payment of approximately $40.8 million to pay claims by all students who enrolled in the California Culinary Academy and/or graduated from there from September 28, 2003 through October 8, 2008. More information can be found in CEC's Form 10-K Annual Report by clickinghere.
By www.bsclegal.com | March 19, 2010 at 03:05 PM EDT | No Comments
The cover story in the Sunday New York Times of March 14, 2010 discussed this law firm's trade school class action lawsuit against Western Culinary Institute in Portland (now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland) and Career Education Corporation. ClickHEREto read this important article.
By www.bsclegal.com | December 05, 2009 at 04:13 PM EST | No Comments
IMPORTANT UPDATE:Class certification was granted as to Unlawful Trade Practice Act and common law fraud claims in this consumer fraud case against Western Culinary Institute in Portland (now known as Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland) and Career Education Corporation. Students who enrolled on or after March 5, 2006 may be eligible to participate in the class action if they meet certain other criteria. Class certification is not a decision on the merits of the case. All that has been decided is that students may pursue the case as a class action. A Multnomah County jury will decide merits issues at a trial to be scheduled later. The class certification decision can be found here.
By www.bsclegal.com | August 25, 2009 at 01:45 AM EDT | No Comments
Did you or a loved one suffer a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or other health problem while taking Yaz birth control or Yasmin oral contraceptive products? Contact the law firm today to discuss a potential personal injury lawsuit involving prescription or over-the-counter medicines or drugs.
By www.bsclegal.com | May 26, 2009 at 05:02 PM EDT | No Comments
Did you know that the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration have websites that list safety concerns and product recalls? To keep up to date on the latest consumer information from these organizations, go to www.fda.govand www.cpsc.govfor more. To speak with a Portland, Oregon consumer class action lawyer, contact the law firm today.
By www.bsclegal.com | May 21, 2009 at 08:38 PM EDT | No Comments
In a recent interestingruling in England, the English High Court reportedly refused to allow a business that filed a lawsuit to represent the interests of a class of others allegedly affected by the same or similar conduct at issue. From descriptions I've read of the case, the court apparently had concerns about the class definition and about establishing damages.
This case is a reminder that not all countries have a U.S.-style legal system when it comes to class actions. The class action mechanism is an invaluable tool that can protect the rights of consumers and businesses alike. We are fortunate to live in a country that offers those protections. As a general matter, legislation designed to weaken class actions should be strongly opposed.
If you would like to talk with a Portland, Oregon class action law firm, email or call the firm today.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 08, 2009 at 07:12 PM EDT | 2 comments
Brian S. Campf, P.C. participated in an important case decided by the Oregon Supreme Court that addressed the time limits for filing a lawsuit that apply to a case involving a mother who, on behalf of her minor child, brought a medical negligence lawsuit against a hospital and obstetrician, alleging that their failure to recognize signs of fetal distress resulted in her child's neurological disorders. This law firm appeared on behalf of the mother and child. The case is Christiansen v. Providence Health System of Oregon Corp., 344 Or 445 (2008). Although the Court did not rule as we had hoped, this law firm remains committed to standing up for the rights of those who need it most in class actions and in individual lawsuits. Clickhere to view the Court's decision. To contact a personal injury lawyer, visit the Portland, Oregon law firm Brian S. Campf., P.C. atwww.bsclegal.com.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 08, 2009 at 07:01 PM EDT | 2 comments
In a big win for consumers, the Oregon Supreme Court protected the rights of car buyers who claim that they have a defective vehicle. Brian S. Campf, P.C. filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Court on behalf of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. The Court adopted many of the arguments this law firm made for consumers. The case is Liles v. Damon Corp., 345 Or 420 (2008). Click here to read the Court's decision. To contact a lawyer about a defective product lawsuit, visit the Portland, Oregon law firm Brian S. Campf, P.C. atwww.bsclegal.com.
By www.bsclegal.com | April 08, 2009 at 03:53 PM EDT | No Comments
Brian S. Campf, P.C., together with Portland attorney David Sugerman, has filed in Portland, Oregon a lawsuit seeking class action status in which a former Western Culinary Institute student seeks refunds of tuition and interest payments on behalf of herself and other WCI students. The case names as defendants Western Culinary Institute, Ltd., the corporation that owns and operates the school, and Career Education Corp., its parent corporation that allegedly provided support and oversight to WCI Ltd. in its operation of the school. We will soon ask the court to permit the case to proceed as a class action lawsuit. To view a news article about the case, click here. To speak with a consumer class action lawyer about the case, contact the Portland, Oregon law firm Brian S. Campf, P.C. at www.bsclegal.com .
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