ASA College Announces the Dismissal of NYLAG Lawsuit

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The US District Court of the Southern District of New York dismissed complaints brought by the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) on behalf of eight former students against ASA College NYC.

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Over 15,000 students have graduated from ASA College. Many have transferred to 4-year programs and some have earned advanced degrees.

On Friday, June 5, 2015, the US District Court of the Southern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit Sanchez v. ASA College Inc., case number 14-CV-5006, brought by the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) together with Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP (ECBA) on behalf of eight former students against ASA College of New York City.

ASA College, Inc. offers certificates and associates degrees in career-oriented fields. In their putative class suit, plaintiffs, former ASA student, claimed victimization by ASA’s alleged systematic, fraudulent misrepresentations as to the nature of its programs as part of a massive scheme to induce student enrollment so as to draw federal and state financial aid to ASA. Plaintiffs claimed ASA’s actions violated RICO and New York General Business Law §349. Dismissing suit the court concluded that plaintiffs did not adequately plead their RICO claims, especially those predicated on alleged acts of mail and wire fraud by ASA’s defendant officers. Plaintiffs’ complaint failed to prove that the various individual defendants possessed the requisite fraudulent intent, and their claims against those defendants handling ASA’s job placement activities fell short of the particularity requirements of the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b). Among other things, plaintiffs' civil RICO conspiracy claims were found to be conclusory. The court declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ state law-based claims.

"Since 1985, over 15,000 students have graduated from ASA College. Many have transferred to 4-year programs and some have earned advanced degrees.” states President Alex Shchegol, "ASA College is proud to provide the New York City and Miami business community with well trained, qualified, educated workers. We look forward to many more alumni success stories in the future.”

About ASA College:
ASA College is an affordable, private institution of higher education offering career oriented associate degree programs in an accelerated format. ASA College offers degree programs in Business, Computer Technology Criminal Justice, and Health Disciplines. A regionally accredited college, ASA credits are acceptable toward baccalaureate degree programs within their disciplines. ASA College boasts a 69% placement rate (based on ACICS standards) and lifetime career assistance for all ASA graduates.

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