Tuesday, August 07, 2012

consumer protection - "person" - community college

Meyer et al. v. Community College of Beaver County - Pa. Supreme Court - August 3, 1012


The court granted the defendant's petition for allowance of appeal from a Commonwealth Court decision, 30 A.3d 587 (Pa. Cmlth. 2011) holding that a community college is a "person" under the state Consumer Protection Law.

The community college was sued by former students who were enrolled in a muncipal police officer training program, which was uncertified during the course of their studies.