Missouri university to pay $1.65 million to settle claim online classes ‘subpar’

The suit against Lindenwood was one of several filed across the country by students who said they overpaid when classes went virtual.

The nearly 6,000 Lindenwood University students who had spring 2020 classes move online during the COVID-19 pandemic soon will be getting some money back.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White approved a $1.65 million settlement Wednesday between the St. Charles university and a class action group of students led by Dylan Martin, of Eldon, Missouri. Each student will receive roughly $185, and the students’ attorneys will receive roughly $550,000.

“We think this is a fair and reasonable settlement,” Lindenwood’s attorney Kyle Seelbach said in a hearing.

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