Figueroa, et al. v. Point Park University,
Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-01484.

If you were enrolled as a student at Point Park University (“PPU” or “University”) after March 12, 2020, were assessed tuition and/or fees for the Spring 2020 semester, and you were not enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester solely in classes that, at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, were delivered as an online program, you are part of the proposed settlement class (a “Settlement Class Member”) affected by this lawsuit.

The purpose of this website is to inform you of a proposed Settlement relating to a class action lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs, students at PPU during the Spring 2020 semester, against PPU, on behalf of a putative class who paid tuition and/or fees for the Spring 2020 semester. The case is captioned Figueroa, et al. v. Point Park University , Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-01484 (W.D. Pa.) (the “Action”).

In this Action, Plaintiffs alleged PPU breached a contract when it transitioned to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiffs also alleged that PPU’s shift to remote learning gave rise to claims of unjust enrichment and conversion. Plaintiffs sought a refund of a portion of their tuition and fees for the Spring 2020 semester. The Court dismissed the conversion claim. The remaining claims in this Action are Plaintiffs’ breach of contract and unjust enrichment claim. PPU denies all allegations of wrongdoing and there has been no finding of liability in any court. However, considering the interest of both PPU and its students in prompt resolution of the matter, PPU and Plaintiffs have agreed that PPU will pay $1,250,000 into a Settlement Fund to resolve the Action.

DO NOTHING AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A PAYMENT Your payment will be sent automatically by first class U.S. Mail to your last known mailing address on file with the University Registrar. Class Members will also have the option, but are not required, to complete an Information Form and choose one or more of the following selections: (a) provide an updated address for sending a check; (b) elect to receive the Settlement Benefit by Venmo or PayPal instead of a paper check; or (c) elect to have the Settlement Benefit applied to your PPU student account. See See FAQ 7.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT You can choose to “opt out” of the proposed Settlement. Opting out means that you choose not to participate in the proposed Settlement. It also means that you cannot object to the proposed Settlement (see below). If you opt out, you will not receive a payment and you will keep any individual claims you may have against PPU relating to the transition to remote learning in the Spring 2020 semester. For more detailed opt-out instructions, see FAQ 11. Postmarked no later than October 23, 2023
OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT You can file an objection with the Court explaining why you believe the Court should reject the proposed Settlement. If your objection is overruled by the Court and the proposed Settlement is approved, then you would be included in the Settlement Class. If the Court agrees with your objection, then the proposed Settlement may not be approved. If you choose to object, you may not also opt out of the proposed Settlement, as only participating class members may object to a proposed Settlement. For more detailed objection instructions, see FAQ 12. Postmarked no later than October 23, 2023

Final Approval of the Settlement was granted on December 5, 2023. The Settlement will became Final on the Effective Date, January 4, 2024.

Distribution of Settlement Funds will go to Class Members in March 2024.

This website provides a summary of your rights and options. Your rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—along with many of the material terms of the proposed Settlement are explained further in the Notice. The most comprehensive explanation of your rights and options is contained in the Settlement Agreement.