Saturday, March 12, 2016

Opening statements in the Thomas Jefferson School of Law lawsuit

The CBS affiliate in San Diego filed the report below on the lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson School of Law for allegedly misrepresenting the employment prospects of graduates. The lawsuit, brought by a former student at the school, began on Monday in state court. The CBS reports includes excerpts of the opening statements by both the plaintiff's counsel and the school's defense team.  According to the school's lawyers, they intend to show during the trial that TJSL was the only school the plaintiff got into and that after graduating she received not one but two job offers with annual salaries of $60K and $70K, respectively. Thus, the plaintiff was not mislead about her employment prospects and instead got exactly what she bargained for when she enrolled. According to the report, the presiding judge in the case is allowing cameras in the courtroom only for opening and closing statements.

CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

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