Class Motion Lawsuit Filed In opposition to Roadmaster Drivers Faculty

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., just lately filed a category motion lawsuit towards Roadmaster Drivers Faculty alleging it violated Pennsylvania regulation by passing off its Industrial Driver’s License coaching program as able to reaching a legitimate CDL for college kids who full this system although it was not licensed by the Pennsylvania Division of Transportation to take action.

The plaintiff within the lawsuit is a New York man who paid $7,000 in tuition, charges, and different prices to attend the Roadmaster Drivers Faculty location in Bethlehem, Pa. In response to the criticism, Roadmaster Drivers Faculty represents by its advertising and marketing that it’s an industry-leading CDL coaching faculty that gives skilled truck driving faculty instructors and provides college students complete CDL lessons and behind-the-wheel truck driving training, so they’re totally ready to start out their new job within the trucking {industry}. The corporate allegedly marketed and represented that it had the required lecturers, coaching, protocols, and authorities certifications to coach and train college students within the method enough to acquire a CDL.

However in July 2022, the plaintiff on this case and different Roadmaster Drivers Faculty graduates obtained a letter from quite a lot of authorities entities, together with PennDOT, informing them that their CDLs have been improperly issued by Roadmaster as a result of it had not complied with these entities’ laws, and that the plaintiff and different college students needed to retake their CDL examination, or they’d lose their licenses.

On this lawsuit, our shopper alleges Roadmaster engaged in a pervasive scheme throughout which Roadmaster induced prospects into using its providers based mostly on misleading and inaccurate paperwork and offered paperwork to its prospects that mirrored providers that weren’t truly offered. Roadmaster’s alleged wrongdoing harmed our shopper and different Roadmaster college students by inflicting them to lose revenue, income, jobs, and endure different harms related to not receiving the providers they paid for.

“Many college students, together with our shopper and the category of individuals he seeks to symbolize, paid Roadmaster important quantities of cash to amass new abilities and a brand new driver’s license that might have opened up a world of job alternatives that might have improved their lives and the lives of their households,” stated Jim Francis, a companion at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., and one of many lead attorneys within the case. “However as a substitute, because of Roadmaster’s wrongful conduct that we allege occurred, these college students don’t have anything to point out for his or her efforts besides smaller financial institution accounts and the problematic alternative of getting to retake their CDL examination or lose their license, which may put their jobs requiring CDLs in jeopardy.”

The lawsuit alleges Roadmaster (i) violated the Pennsylvania Unfair Commerce Practices and Client Safety Regulation by refusing to adjust to its dedication to supply college students with licensed CDL license coaching, (ii) breached the contract between it and its college students to supply them with CDL coaching that might end in a legitimate CDL license in trade for his or her tuition and different charges funds, and (iii) unjustly enriched itself by gathering tuition and different charges however failing to supply the total training and testing providers the schooling and charges have been meant to pay for.

Our shopper seeks to symbolize a category of individuals made up of any and all college students, and every other individuals, who paid or induced to be paid tuition and/or charges or different associated instructional bills to Roadmaster that later had their CDL declared to be improperly issued on account of improper conduct by Roadmaster or one in all its staff.

The lawsuit seeks precise, compensatory, and punitive damages, in addition to injunctive aid because the court docket sees match.

When you’ve paid cash to an organization or group that didn’t offer you the training and/or licenses it promised it will in trade in your funds, you might be able to get better damages towards the establishment. When you accomplish that, the establishment may additionally be required to pay your attorneys’ charges and prices.

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