breaking-news

October 17, 2017

Yesterday, October 16, Rider University filed their 2nd Motion To Dismiss our second Amended Complaint. Unlike Rider University’s first amended complaint, challenging jurisdiction because we filed in Federal Court – Southern District in New York City, Rider is no longer challenging jurisdiction. We consider this a victory concerning Rider’s jurisdictional challenge.

Now Rider makes technical arguments concerning our complaint. Most notably, Rider challenges whether the students of Westminster are third party beneficiaries of the Merger Agreement which merged Westminster with Rider in the early 1990’s. One may ask, if the students of Westminster are not the intended beneficiaries of the Merger Agreement, then who is?

Rider University’s executive management continues to show its arrogance and disregard for students and parents, the real stakeholders, who pay tuition to Rider University and depend on its degrees, programs and facilities. Perhaps Rider University’s executive management’s disrespect for students and parents has resulted in their under-enrollment of 1000+ students, unlike Westminster Choir College which normally receives more applications than seats available. We believe Rider University’s Motion To Dismiss does not provide a valid reason why the Student and Parent Plaintiff’s claims for relief should be dismissed.

View our second Amended Complaint here.

Below are the documents filed on behalf of Rider University:

  1. Rider University Brief In Support Of Its Motion To Dismiss
  2. Declaration by Jonathan Meer, Vice President of Rider University
  3. Rider University Request To Hold Oral Arguments
  4. Notice of Rider University’s Motion To Dismiss

 

Students and Parents Plaintiff Group.

Matt Koller
Parent, Plaintiff, Alumnus and Trustee
of The Coalition To Save Westminster Choir College In Princeton, Inc.

Mona Davids
Parent, Plaintiff and Trustee
of The Coalition To Save Westminster Choir College In Princeton, Inc.

***The Coalition To Save Westminster Choir College In Princeton, Inc. is NOT a plaintiff in the lawsuit.***

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