Mass. Federal Judge Allows Refund Action to Proceed Against Northeastern University
October 6, 2020
BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Northeastern University of failing to issue refunds for the 2020 spring semester when it closed the campus in response to the COVID-19 virus, ruling that the plaintiffs have adequately stated a claim for breach of contract as to the campus recreation fee.
However, in the Oct. 1 order, Judge Richard G. Stearns of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed the claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment to the extent they relate to tuition refunds, finding the plaintiffs failed to plausibly allege …