California sues Corinthian Colleges for misleading job placement rates

SAN FRANCISCO Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:33pm EDT

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California is suing Corinthian Colleges Inc for misrepresenting job placement rates to its students and investors, according to a court filing on Thursday.

The lawsuit, filed with San Francisco superior court on Thursday, accuses Corinthian - which describes itself as one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America - and several subsidiaries of several counts including securities fraud, according to the filing.

Corinthian representatives were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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