A student represented by Morgan & Morgan has filed a class action lawsuit against Polk State College seeking the return of activity fees collected last year from all students but unused because of Covid campus closures, The Ledger reports. The suit also challenges a new state law shielding colleges from such lawsuits. Plaintiff Shantrell Fisher’s fees were $13.42, but the collective fees of all PSC students in 2020 are estimated at more than $268,000. A Tallahassee lawyer representing the college has asked that the suit be dismissed based on the college’s sovereign immunity and that the fees are mandated by state law, so they’re not paid as a “fee for service.”

Source: The Ledger

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