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Jury finds Cal State acted reasonably in 2009 tuition hikes
Jury finds Cal State acted reasonably in 2009 tuition hikes

A jury Thursday found that California State University did not act unfairly when trustees voted to impose fee increases on students twice within a few months. The San Francisco Superior Court trial stemmed from actions taken in 2009, when trustees approved a 10% tuition hike in May, then an additional 20% hike in July. The fee increases came amid severe budget cuts brought on by the recession, which also forced faculty and staff furloughs and slashes in enrollment. Several students sued the university system for breach of contract and violating its duties of good faith and fair dealing, arguing that they had already paid fees and enrolled for the fall 2009 term and should not have been...

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