Mountain State University sees class action lawsuit
First the loss of accreditation, and now a class action lawsuit has been filed against Mountain State University. The revoked accreditation makes students' degrees worthless, and now three students are suing the school, former President Charles Polk, and the Board of Trustees. Papers were filed Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court, and the students are seeking class action status, meaning others could join. The plaintiffs say the suit should cover anyone enrolled since 2008. Mountain State is appealing the loss of accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.