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Florida Public College Lacks Immunity From Covid Refund Suit

Feb. 2, 2021, 8:47 PM

Miami Dade College failed to shake off tuition reimbursement claims stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic after a Florida trial court ruled that sovereign immunity doesn’t protect the state from an action for breach of an express contract under Florida law.

The denial of sovereign immunity in a Covid-19 refund suit is “the first ruling of its kind nationwide,” counsel for the plaintiffs, Adam Moskowitz, told Bloomberg Law.

Invoices showing the fees that were charged lead plaintiff Fernando Verdini for the summer and spring 2020 semesters constitute an express written agreement between Verdini and MDC to provide specific services authorized by ...

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