Originally Posted by youRCC
Yep, they know there are plenty of schools out there for students to defect to, and how most students think CNCP is a back-up school. I'm sure schools like UCSF or UNC - Chapel Hill pretty much have a $0 deposit. LOL.
Anyway, I thought withholding deposits in the state of CA is illegal? I recently pre-ordered something, and even the sales representative mentioned this to me. Plus, I checked it out, and what he said was true. So how does CNCP get to legally keep the deposit? Or is that part of what the lawsuit is about?
Correct, legally deposits are implied refundable...the school should be calling it a retainer. Biggest pet peeve of mine when someone calls it a "non-refundable deposit." I've seen defendants ordered to return non-refundable deposits for services not rendered.
No one has sued about that yet...probably because $5k is still too little to quarrel over unless maybe you go to small claims, but there might be $$ limits to that venue.
And no this lawsuit is about age discrimination primarily with a smattering of whistle blower/retaliation thrown in. I don't recall reading that the plaintiff was seeking whistle blower status which is a different avenue of tort.