SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A second lawsuit has been filed in Chatham County State Court against Savannah Law School and its operators, John Marshall Law School.
The school announced this week that it will soon be closing.
The class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven current Savannah Law School students by attorneys from Roden Law and Harris Lowry Manton in Savannah. It claims the school misrepresented its status with the American Bar Association, its financial stability, and its plans to close before the students could graduate. The lawsuit points out that the school, despite its troubles, held new student recruitment events as late as last month. It also claims the school was taking money from and accepting new students up until the day after the school's closing was made public this week. Finally, it claims the school changed the grading curve to intentionally put more than 100 student scholarships in jeopardy.
The attorneys representing students in the class-action suit encourage any students or incoming students to reach out to them with any questions at 912.651.9967 or 912.303.5850.
The first lawsuit was also filed by a student. The student is suing the school, its parent school in Atlanta, and a couple of people connected to the school for fraud, negligence and misrepresentation, breach of contract and more. The student alleges the school was aware of its financial situation that led to the law schools closure, yet still demanded tuition knowing it would close and sell the building.
The defendant also says they are unable to transfer to another law school because of a full-time job in Savannah as well as a personal relationship.
The student states the closure is forcing her to give up her dream of becoming a lawyer, and she wants to be compensated.