Update: Class members’ brief filed in consumer fraud case against Career Ed Corp and Western Culinary Institute

On our long-running consumer fraud class action against Career Education Corp and Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland, I am pleased to report that we filed our answering brief in the Oregon Court of Appeals today. It’s a monster, and if the WordPress Gods are with me, it appears in PDF here: Brief – Answering FINAL

My dear friend and colleague, Maureen Leonard, joined our team to handle the briefing. The brief is her work, and it is a thing of beauty.

About the brief:

For consumers and class members-This is a technical brief on rules about procedure, appeals, and arbitration that might cause you to snooze. The gist is that Career Education Corp. was content to use the court system to enforce its rights and then when things were going bad, CEC sought to delay by filing another motion to compel arbitration.

For attorneys-The posture is such that this is something of a one-off brief and case. Still, if you want to see an appellate master at work, read Maureen’s work.

So next up is CEC/WCI/LCB-Portland reply brief. And then it is on to oral argument in front of a three-judge panel. We’ll keep you posted, of course.

David Sugerman

56 thoughts on “Update: Class members’ brief filed in consumer fraud case against Career Ed Corp and Western Culinary Institute

  1. Great morning David!

    There was a trial step taken this past April; any news to report from the proceedings?
    Much thanks!

  2. Hi Ken-
    The April trial did not happen. The court has required us to go back through the class certification process, using new standards. We have a new trial date. The trial is now scheduled to begin in late February 2018 and run into early March.

  3. I hadnt heard anything in a while and was wondering if I was still part of the class and if the case was still running

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