Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you are a U.S. resident who obtained a Belford High School diploma at any time from January 1, 2003 to January 23, 2012

Estimated Amount

$249

Unless you can prove you paid more

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

ELIZABETH LAUBER, et al.,vs. Belford High School
Civil Action No. 09-CV-14345
District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

For years, websites at www.belfordhighschool.com and www.belfordhighschool.org held out Belford High School as a legitimate, accredited high school. In 2012, a judgment was entered finding that Belford High School was a fraud, that it is not a real school, was never accredited and never had authority to issue high school diplomas. As a result of Plaintiffs’ lawsuit, Belford High School admitted that it has no administrators and never had any, that its supposed accrediting agencies were fake, that it has no employees and never had any, and that the names of faculty and administrators that appear on the diplomas it sold to thousands of persons around the United States were fake. This Judgment found that U.S. residents who purchased Belford High School diplomas are entitled to damages related to the amount paid for their fake diploma.

Settlement Pool

$250,000

Deadline

06/17/2017

Contact


Belford Class Action Claims
PO Box 6878
Broomfield, CO 80021
1-844-320-4304

4 responses to “Belford High School Class Action Settlement”

  1. Chris says:

    Seems like people who paid for this should be entitled to a lot more than $249. If I were them, I would not settle with the class and would be seeking something in the 6-7 figure range.

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    We find it quite generous for the judge to allow a full refund to people who intentionally purchased a fake degree with the intent of deceiving others.

    • Hancock says:

      Good observation. People depended on this degree for high paying jobs and should be appropriately compensated for their losses.

      ADMIN – Hi Hancock,

      I see your point but it would be wise to depend of a stronger foundation such as studying and earning the diploma instead of paying for it.

    • Chris says:

      That makes sense. I assumed the people who purchased this were deceived. If that is not the case, then I totally agree with you.

  2. Hope Abrams says:

    I payed for it but I don’t have that credit card anymore it was a prepaid they took my money and told me they were investigating so thats when I went to school and got my GED in Las Vegas in 2008

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