A Roanoke County jury has awarded $53,800 apiece to most of 16 former nursing students who said their nursing school failed to tell them when it lost its accreditation.
The verdict against the state caps a nine-day trial and three and a half years of litigation.
And there may be more to come. The 16 plaintiffs are only the first group of a total of 75 former students of Virginia Western Community College who claim school officials defrauded them and breached a contract for their nursing education. A second trial is scheduled for February, reports The Roanoke Times.
-Posted by Peter Vieth