An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc. student has prevailed against a motion to dismiss on his breach of contract and unjust enrichment, resulting from refusing to refund students money after a decision to shut down in-person classes and dormitories in 2020 due to COVID-19.
The case is Christopher Rhodes v. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc. 513 F.Supp 3d 1350 (M.D. Fla. January 14, 2021), decided by United States District Court Judge Paul G. Byron of the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division.
The complaint has since been amended to assert a class action on behalf of all students similarly situated. See docket sheet, here.
Prevailing counsel for plaintiff Embry-Riddle student Christopher Rhodes included the Levin Papantonio law firm of Pensacola and the Berger Montague law firm of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Conflicted counsel for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc. includes our other-directed St. Johns County and Flagler County State Representative PAUL MARVIN RENNER, whom Republicans fancy and tout as our future Florida House Speaker.
RENNER began his louche legislative carer by losing an election for a Jacksonville state representative seat. RENNER then claimed to live in Palm Coast, and was elected in 2015.
RENNER began his legal career as a named partner a five-man firm in Jacksonville. Now RENNER is Of Counsel to an 850 lawyer corporate law firm representing The Who's Who of Corporate America, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,
Is RENNER a politico-legal prostitute who will do and say anything for money?
You tell me.
While not yet a millionaire, RENNER's net worth has mushroomed since his election.
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