TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - The law offices of Juroviesky & Ricci LLP ("J&R") commend the Ontario legislature for its passage of the York University back-to-work legislation.
However, Henry Juroviesky, the managing partner of J&R, is concerned that on a going forward basis, this legislation serves only to embolden York University management to be unreasonable in their treatment of its students.
"We are happy that students can continue their lives and do not have to remain in limbo over the state of their educational affairs. However, we are concerned that this legislation will allow York University, and other educational institutions, to rely upon governmental intervention to avoid the provision of high quality and fair educational services that students pay 'top dollar' for. It is apparent that during negotiations, York University did not make the welfare of its students their paramount concern. In our view, rather than acting as a vehicle to facilitate students' academic growth and interaction with the society around them, York has acted more like a corporation, allowing its regard for 'students/consumers' and 'quality of service' to fall by the wayside."
"As such, in order for the students to be made whole, the only course of redress now is our lawsuit. The goals of this action are to extend access of justice to York students, as well as coerce the University to modify its behavior."
The suit claims that York University students are entitled to a refund of their tuition, other fees paid to York, as well as damages (direct and indirect) for losses suffered by students enrolled in full and part time programs at York University for the Fall/Winter 2008/2009 semester. For further details, please see the press release and materials posted on Juroviesky and Ricci's website www.yorktookmymoney.com and/or www.jrclassactions.com.
The detailed statement of claim filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is the result of an extensive and independent investigation conducted solely by J&R. To our knowledge, no other action has been filed against the Defendant in this matter.
If you would like to join this class action as a class member, or otherwise be included in the J&R York University Class Action database, please visit the following website: www.yorktookmymoney.com.
More information on this and other class actions can be found on the J&R Class Action website at www.jrclassactions.com.
For further information
Juroviesky and Ricci LLP
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