Can I sue my private college for failure to assist me in getting my license?

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Can I sue my private college for failure to assist me in getting my license?

I went to a private school for pharmacy tech. I graduated and have gotten my certificate. The school was supposed to send a pharmacy tech license application to the state, but they keep messing up on it; the State is not accepting it. It’s now time for me to pay back student loans but I do not have a job in what I went to this school for.

Asked on July 18, 2011 under Business Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You say that the school was "supposed to send a pharmecy tech license application to the state." The question is, was this something they were contractually obligated to do?  That is, was it in your application or the contract you signed with school? Or was it prominently stated, without some limitation or disclaimer they could hide behind, on their website or marketing materials before you applied for admittance (so that it could be taken to be part of what induced you to go to this school, or caused you to enter into an agreement with them)? If the answer to one or more of these questions is "yes," then it may be the case that you have a legal claim against the school for breach of contract and may be able  to seek your foreseeable losses flowing out of their breach. If you think this may be the case, you should consult with an attorney to explore your case. Good luck.


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