Associated Press Published

Judges OK Settlement with ex-Mountain State Students


A three-judge panel says former students of Mountain State University are entitled to an $11.3 million payout.

Media reports state that the so-called mass litigation panel met in Charleston on Thursday to approve the proposed settlement.

The students argued that Mountain State did not provide them with an education worthy of the tuition they paid. The private university closed after it lost its accreditation in 2012 because of leadership, organizational and integrity issues.

Charleston attorney Anthony Majestro was the lead lawyer for the students. He said notices were sent out to more than 10,000 former students to make claims for the settlement, but barely more than 1,000 have responded. The deadline is Sunday.