Monday, June 10, 2024

U of C Pays Nearly $5 Million in COVID-Tuition Settlement; Doctor Who Claimed COVID Vaccines Made People Magnets is Sued for ‘failing to pay $650K in taxes’, and other C-Virus related stories

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U of C :pays nearly $5 million in COVID-tuition settlement
The University of Chicago has agreed to a $4.95 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit with students and former students who allege the university breached its contract by moving classes online as the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
All who were enrolled in any of the University of Chicago’s undergraduate or graduate programs from January 2020 through the end of the spring quarter will receive at least $25 from the settlement.
“The university is proud of the rigorous educational experience and support it provided to students when it moved to remote learning for spring quarter 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” U of C said in a statement to Crain’s. “The university believes plaintiffs’ claims are without merit and looks forward to putting this matter behind us.”
The original complaint, filed in May 2020 by former student Arica Kincheloe, claimed a breach of contract and unjust enrichment by the university and argued that class members of the lawsuit were entitled to fees and tuition refunds following the move to remote learning. --->READ MORE HERE
Doctor who claimed COVID vaccines made people magnets is sued for ‘failing to pay $650K in taxes’
Dr Sherri Tenpenny, a Cleveland doctor who told state legislators during the Covid-19 pandemic that vaccines caused people to become "magnetic", has been sued by the federal government for failing to pay $650,000 in taxes and late fees, investigators say.
The Department of Justice's Tax Division sued Tenpenny in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, accusing her of failing to pay her taxes in 2001, 2012 and in 2013.
With the addition of late fees and penalties, the DOJ argues Tenpenny owes a total of $646,929.82.
Tenpenny spoke to and told reporters she has been unfairly targeted by the feds and claims she has tried for years to clear up her tax issues.
“This shows what the IRS can do to a person that they target,” she told's Adam Ferrise. “This is a total harassment case. They’ve been doing this to me for 23 years.”
The DOJ noted in the court filing that Tenpenny had previously established "compromise offers" and was involved in "installation agreements" to pay off her taxes, but noted the taxes from three years remained outstanding.
"Despite proper notice and demand, Sherri J. Tenpenny failed, neglected, or refused to fully pay the liabilities described in paragraph 3, and after the application of all abatements, payments, and credits, she remains liable to the United States in the amount of $646,929.82, plus statutory additions and interest accruing from and after April 8, 2024," according to the DOJ's lawsuit. --->READ MORE HERE
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