A jury in Missouri last week awarded $13 million in damages to a former student of Vatterott College who claimed the for-profit institution had misled her, The Kansas City Star reported. The jury found that Vatterott, which is based in Missouri and owned by a private equity firm, gave inaccurate information about a health care degree program to Jennifer Kerr, a 42-year-old former student. Kerr was awarded $27,000 in actual damages, with the rest of the $13 million being "punitive damages," according to the Kansas City Business Journal. A statement from the college said: "We cannot comment on pending litigation. We are confident at Vatterott that our systems and admission processes are handled professionally. Our mission is to transform and better the lives of our students through quality, career education. We are proud of this mission and will continue to pursue it with professionalism and integrity."
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/18/4299739/jurys-award-wonderful-for-lees.html#storylink=cpy
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