LOUISVILLE (CN) - In the latest class action against profit-seeking colleges, 39 students claim Daymar Colleges Group lured them into enrolling in its "substandard programs," which left them debt-ridden and without any job opportunities. Daymar runs career colleges in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
The class claims Daymar made false claims about transferability of its credits, job placements, and the terms and availability of student loans. They claim Daymar "deceived" them into buying textbooks and other school-related materials at inflated prices, and that Daymar faculty and staff are not qualified for their positions.
The class claims that after Daymar "assisted each of them in securing various types of loans to pay for their tuition," they "became indebted to the extent of thousands of dollars in order to receive the degrees that were fraudulently induced and for which they could not transfer."
They claim they "were unable to use the degrees for any useful professional or business purpose, leaving them in debt and having wasted both significant amounts of money, resources and time, all to their detriment."
Named as defendants are Daymar Colleges Group LLC, Daymar Learning of Paducah, Daymar Learning of Ohio, Daymar Learning, The Daymar Foundation and Daymar President Mark Gabis, of Owensboro.
The class seeks declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and punitive damages for conspiracy, breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, consumer protection violations, fraud, misrepresentation and Kentucky antitrust violations.
They are represented in Jefferson County Court by lead counsel Kenneth Sales and David Bryant, with Sales, Tillman, Wallbaum, Catlett & Satterley of Louisville.