Capua Law Firm has filed a class action on behalf of Appalachian State University students seeking to represent a class consisting of current and former tenants of The Cottages, a student housing complex in Boone, North Carolina. The suit alleges, among other things, The Cottages collected fees that landlords are not authorized to collect from tenants under North Carolina law.
The students feel The Cottages exploited their inexperience in collecting certain fees from them they should not have been asked to pay. The students and their parents are upset about these practices and the manner in which they were treated.
More information about the case has been reported by the Watauga Democrat and High Country Press.
The case had been removed by The Cottages to federal court after which the plaintiffs have filed a motion to remand the case back to Watauga County Superior Court where it was filed. The U.S. District Court entered an order granting plaintiff’s motion to remand and the case is now pending in Watauga Count Superior Court. In addition, The Cottages had filed motion to dismiss the case, which have all been denied. See a copy of The Cottages motion to dismiss and the Plaintiffs’ opposing memorandum.
Individuals seeking to learn more about the case may contact the law firm or return to this page, as it will contain period updates about the case.