Suit alleges Globe U misled prospective students

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five students are suing Globe University in Woodbury, alleging the for-profit school misled prospective students.

The new allegations surfaced just two months after former dean Heidi Weber won a $395,000 judgment against Globe in a whistleblower lawsuit over alleged ethical violations at the school.

The students began contacting Weber’s law firm about “potential legal grievances” after the August verdict, according to a statement from the attorneys. The new lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Hennepin County.

The students allege Globe uses deceptive practices to recruit students and lied about its job placement rates and accreditation.

A Globe spokeswoman tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/1c5EX77 ) the school’s officials have not yet seen the lawsuit and had no immediate comment.

Globe has an estimated 7,900 students at 20 campuses and in online career programs.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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