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An undergraduate student at Utah's Brigham Young University sued the private school this week, claiming he didn't get the education he paid for after classes were moved online in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chase Hiatt, who attended classes during the winter and spring 2020 semesters and enrolled for classes in the fall, says in the federal lawsuit that the online learning the school provides is "subpar" in comparison with the school's regular, face-to-face system, KSL.com reported.
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Hiatt and other potential plaintiffs "were provided a materially deficient and insufficient alternative, which alternative constitutes a breach of the contracts" with the university, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City and reported by KSL.