University of Phoenix
April 2015: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations.
March 2015: A federal judge dismissed a false advertising class-action lawsuit against University of Phoenix because the complaint did not explain why the recruiter’s statements to the named-plaintiff were false. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2014, alleged that University of Phoenix recruiters made fraudulent and deceptive statements to persuade students to enroll with the school. Among other things, plaintiffs claimed that the recruiters promised that all credits earned at University of Phoenix could be transferred to any other college and that graduates were guaranteed employment upon graduation, when such claims were actually not true. Two of the claims were dismissed with prejudice (meaning that the plaintiffs cannot refile them) because the problems with them cannot be fixed. The rest of the complaint, including some of the false advertising allegations, was dismissed without prejudice (meaning that the plaintiffs can refile the complaint). The plaintiffs have until April 24, 2015, to file an amended complaint. (Paredes et al v. The University of Phoenix, Inc. et al, Case No. 14-cv-02554, C. D. CA.).
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.