On April 12, 2022, Partners Charles J. Kocher and Matthew A. Luber filed this consumer class action in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of their client and a proposed class of Rutgers Business School MBA and other master’s degree students to recover the premium tuition they paid for a high ranking business school when, in reality, Rutgers was allegedly reporting false and misleading data about its employability statistics after graduation to third-party ranking organizations, such as U.S. News and World Report and the Financial Times, in order to inflate the rankings.
This was a massive fraud on Rutgers’ prospective students. Rutgers was unjustly enriched through its retention of tuition premiums paid by Plaintiff and Class members. A copy of the as-filed Class Action Complaint may be found below.
“Rutgers Business School allegedly reported misleading data to U.S. News and World Report, among other educational ranking organizations, to boost its rankings. But just as falsification of data is a violation of Rutgers’ own Academic Integrity Policy, Rutgers needs to be held accountable here under the law. This class action seeks to recover the premium tuition paid by Plaintiff and the proposed Class for Rutgers’ MBA and other master degree programs are given the tainted rankings.” – Partner Charles J. Kocher