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Wandering Eye: Local for-profit education company gets sued, a Free Mumia update in 2015, and more

Wandering Eye: Local for-profit education company gets sued, a Free Mumia update in 2015, and more

Doctoral students of Walden University yesterday sued Walden's owner, Laureate Education, a for-profit college outfit based in Baltimore, for unjust enrichment, breach of contract, and unfair, unlawful, and fraudulent business practices. They claim that Walden's doctoral-degree programs are structured to make obtaining a degree a far more lengthy process than necessary and advertised, thereby extracting more tuition from its students. The lead plaintiff's attorney is no slouch—Timothy Maloney, a former Maryland state delegate with plenty of high-profile cases under his belt—and is seeking to turn the suit into a class-action claim. The complaint makes some...

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