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Another federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for a lawsuit seeking reimbursement of tuition and fees from a college that shifted to virtual instruction in the spring of 2020 because of COVID-19.

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling to allow a case to proceed against New York University; Monday it was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit doing so in a class action against Illinois Institute of Technology, just as it did in a similar case involving Loyola University Chicago.

The three-judge appeals panel, which was divided, ruled that the student plaintiff, Omar Hernandez, “alleged enough” to support his claims of breach of contract and unjust enrichment on the part of IIT to require a trial on the merits of the case before a lower-court judge.