By: Shanlon Wu
Now that school is back in session, universities and colleges around the country are having to face a difficult task: risk management in the time of COVID-19.
Many schools already had liability policies in place pre-coronavirus, but many insurers will not cover claims regarding communicable diseases, including the pandemic.
Another issue colleges could be facing thanks to the outbreak is lawsuits due to the switch to online classes, which many students will find insufficient and over-priced.
In fact, students have already begun filing lawsuits. By June 2020, more than 70 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. were facing this type of reimbursement lawsuit.
When dealing with these types of more tangible finances (room, board, etc.), it’s easier to calculate a student’s loss than something more vague, like tuition value. Either way, students will have to prove a breach of contract claim in order to have a successful suit.
If you think you have a claim and deserve reimbursement from your school, contact DC Student Defense today for help getting started on your lawsuit.