Columbia University Settling Students’ Covid-19 Fee Lawsuit

May 3, 2021, 2:55 PM

Columbia University is finalizing a settlement with students who sought fee refunds after Covid-19 forced the halt to accessing some on-campus facilities and activities, filings in a New York federal court show.

In February, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York allowed some claims in the would-be class suit to advance.

Chris Riotta and others say they paid facilities and student life fees, described by the university as the charge for “access” to recreational, health, computer, and other services that were closed during the Spring 2020 semester. Those allegations are sufficient to raise breach of contract ...

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