Updated: 08/14/2014 8:22 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 4:32 PM WDIO.com
The lawsuits filed by 16 former students at Lake Superior College, have been settled.
This comes after a three-day mediation session, according to the attorney for the plaintiffs.
Gary Halom told Eyewitness News, "The case has been resolved. The details are confidential. We were seeking monetary damages. The amounts are less than we had wanted, but more than they (LSC) had wanted."
The students, all women, had been enrolled in the sonography program at LSC. They alleged that LSC and the instructor and staff at the school continually misled them about accreditation.
The women claimed that they are unable to take the certification test to become employed as sonographers, because of that lack of accreditation. They were suing for damages such as lost wages and tuition paid.
Plaintiffs told Eyewitness News it feels great to be done with the case, and they can now put this behind them.
The sonography program has been suspended.
Lake Superior College provided a statement to Eyewitness News, that said that there was no admission of liability by the College under the settlement.
Gary Kruchowski, Director of Public Affairs and Advancement, said, "The settlement will eliminate the substantial costs of going to trial for the College and the plaintiffs, and will allow Lake Superior College to direct its focus on educating our students. We remain committed to providing high quality, affordable higher education that benefits diverse learners, employers, and the community."
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