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Florida Atlantic University Sued Over Student Fees During COVID-19

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Class Action Lawsuit Focuses On FAU Fees Assessed During 2020.

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Florida Atlantic University is facing a lawsuit over COVID-19.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida Atlantic University and its Board of Trustees are facing a class action lawsuit over fees assessed during 2020 — a year marked by little on-campus activity as COVID-19 forced students into distance learning.

While the actual complaint has not been processed yet by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court, BocaNewsNow.com has obtained other documents that reveal the apparent focus of the lawsuit which could seek refunds for all students forced to pay fees for on-campus services that were not received.

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Among a demand to the Board of Trustees made in a “request to produce” is this language:

“All communication between FAU and the Florida Board of Governors concerning the decision made by the FBOG, FAU and/or the University Boards to not provide students with refunds of Fees for any academic semester in 2020 at Florida Atlantic University.”

Another demand:

“All public communications and statements concerning the allocation and/or use, actual or planned, of the FAU Fees for any academic semester in 2020.”

The suit names Amanda Heine as the plaintiff.

A LinkedIn profile with the same name as Amanda Heine shows that she is an “Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the market research industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Food & Beverage, Sales, Communication, and Customer Satisfaction. Strong business development professional with a background in Political Science focused in Law from Florida Atlantic University. Specializing in class action litigation research.”

Attorneys representing Heine did not respond to a request for additional information on Saturday. We will publish the lawsuit in full once it is processed by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court.

Heine is represented by multiple law firms, including powerhouse Morgan and Morgan which is handling the case through its Complex Litigation group.


Paul Saperstein


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