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 […]

Sallie Mae collections against Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland students?

In our ongoing case against Career Education Corp. and Western Culinary Institute/ Le Cordon Bleu Portland, we’re continuing our work on the appeal. Background here. There is an interesting development that may or may not be related. We’re hearing occasional reports that Sallie Mae may be upping its collection activities. Sallie Mae recently sued a […]

Judge denies defense motions in Career Education Corp Western Culinary Institute class action

Happy to report that Judge Baldwin denied defendants’ motions for summary judgment and to decertify the class in Surrett v. Western Culinary Institute, our consumer fraud class action for former Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland students. We’re very pleased. The gist of Judge Baldwin’s ruling is that there is sufficient evidence for a jury […]

Update: Consumer fraud class action Career Ed Corp and Western Culinary Institute

In blog comments, we have been asked for updates on this case, which is below. A few things. First. A better source of quick update is our firm Facebook page. Assuming you are an FB user, simply go here and like the page, and you’ll get more timely information. Second. We have to be mindful […]

Update: Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland and CEC consumer fraud class action

For those tracking this case, two updates worth noting. 1. As noted recently, Western Culinary/LCB Portland and Career Education Corp filed a motion to compel arbitration and to dismiss this case. More info on that motion here. The hearing date on the motion has been changed to October 7, 2011. 2. There have been many […]

Western Culinary Institute class action update: Defendants seek another dismissal

This is an update on our culinary school consumer fraud class action against Western Culinary Institute, now known as Le Cordon Bleu Portland, and its parent corporation, Career Education Corporation. A few weeks ago, defendants filed a motion to compel arbitration of Nathan Surrett and Jennifer Adams’ claims and to stay or dismiss the case. […]

Consumer fraud class action update: Western Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, Career Education Corp.

Late yesterday, Career Education Corp and Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland filed a motion to compel arbitration in our consumer fraud class action. More on the case here. Short version is that three years after we filed the case, after the trial court certified a class action, after class notice went out, and after […]

Career Education Corp and Western Culinary Institute consumer fraud class action: Notice out

We finally moved to the next phase in our Oregon consumer fraud class action against Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland and its parent, Career Education Corporation. Class notice went out last week. It took longer than expected because of a few unanticipated changes in the class brought about by the trial court’s rulings. Here […]

KOIN-6 covers the Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland class action

Portland’s KOIN 6 did this report KOIN 6 News Report on Trade Schools covering our consumer fraud class action against Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu Portland and their parent, Career Education Corp. The coverage helps tell the story, though it maybe compresses the issues a bit too much. I guess that’s television. Meanwhile, we’re pushing […]