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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:01 PM

Irate Mom Sues Parents Accused in College Admissions Scam for $500 B

•A California mom has filed a $500 billion lawsuit against parents alleged to have been involved in the college
admissions scheme

•The plaintiff says her son was wrongly denied admission to some of the colleges targeted by the scam

•Another lawsuit also says students were denied a fair chance to get into the colleges and is asking for application fee refunds

BY AIMEE PICCHI
MARCH 15, 2019 / 10:18 AM / MONEYWATCH

A woman who describes herself as an award-winning teacher is suing actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, as well as the other parents indicted in the college admissions scam, claiming damages of $500 billion. She alleges their actions deprived her son of a fair chance of acceptance at the elite colleges targeted in the scheme.

The lawsuit, reported earlier by Deadline.com, names the parents who were involved in the college admissions scam. The scheme involved dozens of wealthy individuals, including Bill McGlashan, formerly the CEO of a "social-impact" investment fund managed by private equity firm TPG, and Manuel Henriquez, who led financial firm Hercules Capital. Both McGlashan and Henriquez have been ousted from their positions following the scandal.

The parents allegedly paid up to millions of dollars to guarantee their children entry into elite schools such as Yale and Georgetown, relying on bribery and cheating on standardized tests to gain entry into the competitive colleges.

Jennifer Kay Toy, a teacher who said she had been given "teacher of the year" awards while employed in the Oakland Unified School District and Pacifica Academy, said in the lawsuit that her son earned a 4.2 grade point average and applied to some of the colleges targeted by the scam.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/college-admissions-scam-lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman-parents-accused/

I can see the return of application fees as a possibility but the $500B, uh nope. There is no doubt there are class-action lawsuits being prepared as I type.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. can't help but think they made a typo/mistake with $500B.

Don't know how you can claim damages that huge

I expect lawsuits will be flying now...

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. OK. Im guilty. The wife and went out to dinner the other night but failed to make a reservation.

When we walked through the door, the hostess told us it would be a 30 minute wait and even longer if we wanted a window seat with a view. I slipped her a $20 and a smile, and we were promptly seated.

Im sorry but Lobster Thermidor is to die for

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:38 PM

3. if i'm on the jury she may get it

these parents need to be sued back into the working class. i had forgotten about nonrefunfable admission fees.

freshman classes are held in huge class rooms and taught by graduate assisstants. let everybody in. most are gone (dropped out or flunked out) after football season anyway.

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