Class Action Lawsuit Against the University of California For Improper Fee Increases

This website provides information to members of the plaintiff classes in two related lawsuits challenging fee increases at the University of California: Kashmiri v. Regents of the University of California and Luquetta v. Regents of the University of California.

The Kashmiri lawsuit challenged increases imposed in Spring and Summer 2003, as well as increases in the Professional Degree Fee imposed on professional degree students beginning in Spring 2003 and thereafter. Class members in this lawsuit include students who paid these fee increases and were first enrolled in or before December 2002. For information about the Kashmiri case, click here.

The Luquetta lawsuit challenged increases in the Professional Degree Fee imposed on professional degree students who entered their programs the year following the Kashmiri class. Class members in this lawsuit include students who accepted the University's offer of admission prior to August 25, 2003, and first enrolled in their professional degree program in Summer 2003 or thereafter. For information about the Luquetta case, click here.

Both lawsuits resulted in complete victories for the plaintiffs. All funds recovered in both lawsuits have been distributed to all class members who were entitled to damages and who could be located by the Class Action Administrator. The Court ordered all unclaimed funds distributed to specific education-related charities or scholarship funds. The cases are now closed, and no further funds are available for distribution.

Last updated 7/25/14.