Martin, et. al. v. Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University Settlement
Case No. 4:20-cv-01128-RLW

Welcome to the Lindenwood University Settlement Website

IF YOU PAID TUITION AND FEES TO LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

What Is This Lawsuit About?

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Lindenwood University (“LU” or “Defendant”). The class action lawsuit alleges LU breached its contract with its students to provide in-person educational services for the Spring 2020 Semester by transitioning to remote learning in March 2020 without issuing partial tuition and fee refunds.

Who Is In The Settlement Class?

You are included if you are a person who paid LU tuition or fees in the Spring 2020 Semester (including in connection with any school terms or courses offered in the Spring 2020) for educational services that, absent the COVID-19 pandemic, would have been provided in-person, and whose tuition and fees have not been refunded.

What Does The Settlement Provide?

Those included in the Settlement will be eligible to receive a pro rata (meaning equal) portion of the Settlement Fund, which will be based on the total out-of-pocket amount of tuition and fees you paid for the Spring 2020 Semester. If the Settlement is approved, payments will be made via a credit to all current student accounts or, for inactive students, either in the form of reducing an unpaid balance on the inactive student’s account, or via a check (or via Venmo or PayPal if elected).

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Option and Deadline
Description
DO NOTHING You will receive a pro rata share of the Settlement benefits – based on the total out-of-pocket tuition and fees you paid for the Spring 2020 Semester – and will give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case.
FILE AN ELECTION FORM
(Inactive Students)
March 21, 2022 - Passed
You do not need to do anything to receive a payment. However, if you are an inactive student, you may choose to file an Election Form to receive your payment via Venmo or PayPal, rather than by mailed check (after any unpaid balance to your account is satisfied). Active students will receive their payment as a credit to their account. File an Election Form here.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
March 21, 2022 - Passed
You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in this case. Request to be Excluded here.
OBJECT
March 21, 2022 - Passed
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement. Filing an objection does not exclude you from the Settlement.
ATTEND A HEARING
May 11, 2022  - Passed
You could have requested to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
Lindenwood University Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91349
Seattle, WA 98111