Mountain State University Lawsuit






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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against
Mountain State University


SETTLEMENT APPROVED

 

In addition to the DMS Complaint and the Accreditation Complaint described on this website which were filed in federal court in West Virginia, a number of other lawsuits were filed in other courts against Mountain State. In a consolidated state court case, a West Virginia state court Mass Litigation Panel has approved a class action settlement of claims against Mountain State University.

This is NOT the official website for the class action settlement. The Googasian Firm and The Bell Law Firm are NOT class counsel for that class action. Information regarding the settlement can be found on the official website at www.msusettlement.com.

 

DMS Complaint and Accreditation Complaint Lawsuits Filed Against
Mountain State University

 

On July 12, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in West Virginia against Mountain State University, Inc. (“Mountain State”) seeking damages on behalf of a class of similarly situated current and former students of Mountain State enrolled in Diagnostic Medical Sonograpy ("DMS") Programs.

On August 1, 2012, a second class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in West Virginia against Mountain State and certain officials on behalf of all individuals who reside outside West Virginia and had enrolled in any program at Mountain State University prior to July 10, 2012. The lawsuit claimed that acts and omissions by Mountain State and its leaders caused The Higher Learning Commission to take action to withdraw Mountain State's accreditation.

Mountain State was a private school headquartered in Beckley, West Virginia with campuses in Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, Mooresville, North Carolina, Hickory North Carolina, and Center Township, Pennsylvania. Mountain State also had students around the country enrolled in online programs.

Counsel for the Plaintiffs in the DMS and Accreditation Lawsuits in federal court have been Thomas H. Howlett and Dean M. Googasian of The Googasian Firm, P.C., based in Michigan. These attorneys have served as class counsel to thousands of current and former students of for-profit schools in multiple class actions. To contact The Googasian Firm, you may send an e-mail to contact@googasian.com, write to 6895 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 or call 1-877-540-8333. Harry Bell of The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, 30 Capital Street, Charleston, West Virginia, 25326-1723 served as responsible attorney and co-counsel with The Googasian Firm, P.C. as Counsel to the Plaintiffs in the DMS and Accreditation Lawsuits.