Student Sues Liberty University Over COVID Response

The Hill reports:

A student has filed a class-action lawsuit against Liberty University over the school’s response to the coronavirus crisis, seeking refunds of thousands of dollars of tuition paid for the spring semester.

A plaintiff identified only as “Student A,” citing a fear of retaliation and harassment, accuses the school and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., of downplaying the crisis and refusing to refund fees for services that are no longer available.

After weeks of downplaying the crisis and defying public health warnings, Liberty finally moved its courses online on March 23, eleven days after the governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency.