Altshuler Berzon LLP files class action lawsuit against Caltech and Simplilearn alleging that they misled students about their Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp.

On July 20, 2023, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with the National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense), filed a class action lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Simplilearn Americas, Inc. (Simpilearn) misled students into enrolling in the Caltech Cybsersecurity Bootcamp.  The lawsuit alleges that Caltech and its for-profit-partner Simplilearn represent to prospective students that the Bootcamp is a Caltech program when, in fact, Simplilearn runs the Bootcamp, which is a Caltech program in name only.

The lawsuit alleges violations of California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, and the common law prohibition of unjust enrichment.  Plaintiff was a student in the Caltech Cybsersecurity Bootcamp and, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, seeks damages, restitution, and injunctive relief to prevent Caltech and Simplilearn from continuing to deceive students, and to make former and current students whole.

The complaint can be found here, and further information about the case is available here.