Accreditation statements

July 24, 2013

  • 184 Fraud
  • 184I Deception Constituting Fraud, and Liability Therefor
  • 184k8 Fraudulent Representations
  • 184k11 Matters of Fact or of Opinion
  • 184k11(1) k. In General.

184 FraudUnder Massachusetts law, law school officials’ statements to student that school was “highly confident” of accreditation and that there was “no cause for pessimism” about fate of school’s renewed accreditation application were statements of fact that could support fraudulent misrepresentation claims, assuming that officials knew of disqualifying deficiencies, as accreditation was based on objective criteria within their knowledge.
Rodi v. Southern New England School of Law, 389 F.3d 5 (1st Cir. 2004)