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Attorney Jesse Hoyer Fights Fraud, carrying on firm legacy

James Hoyer law firm Shareholder & Partner Jesse Hoyer

Attorney Jesse Hoyer is a partner and shareholder of the James Hoyer law firm. She carries on the legacy of her parents, former prosecutors who founded the firm. Watch the video below to learn more about her.

Attorney Jesse Hoyer explains how she helps clients.

Jesse’s main area of practice is False Claims Act – Whistleblower litigation, which is essentially fighting fraud against the government. Her area of specialty is education fraud, specifically cases involving for-profit colleges that abuse government financial aid funding. She also handles cases involving healthcare, big pharma, and defense contractor fraud, among others.

If you are a potential whistleblower with information that your company is improperly billing the U.S. government, you can request a confidential evaluation here: http://www.jameshoyer.com/contact-us/

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James Hoyer Partner Discusses Increasing Pressure on For-Profit Law Schools

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For-profit law schools are increasingly facing closer scrutiny.  A recently unsealed whistleblower case against Arizona Summit Law School and its owner InfiLaw raised concerns about how these schools access millions of dollars in federal student aid while producing few graduates who can actually pass the Bar exam. Read More…

 

Attorney Jesse Hoyer Warns of For Profit College Dangers in TV Report

James Hoyer Law Firm Partner Jesse Hoyer is an expert on for-profit colleges. She’s led multiple lawsuits against these school for misleading students and ripping off taxpayers.  Watch the video above to see an excerpt from the report which includes attorney Jesse Hoyer’s interview.

Attorney Jesse Hoyer Interview

Attorney Jesse Hoyer Interviewed

In the report, Florida Investigator Reporter Katie LaGrone examines why public schools allow for-profit colleges in to their college fairs to recruit students, when these schools have a history of predatory behavior.

“We’ve seen first hand the way they mislead students, the way they rip off tax payer,” said Hoyer who sued EDMC (owner of the Art Institutes) a few years ago for fraud.

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James Hoyer Partner Interviewed about Mandatory Arbitration Pitfalls for Consumers

Jesse Pic3- ABC Arbitration storyJames Hoyer Partner Jesse Hoyer is a strong advocate for consumers and taxpayers. She’s seen how mandatory arbitration agreements can hurt consumers and shared her concerns with ABC Action News I-team reporter Adam Walser.

Walser recently took an eye-opening look into the arbitration clauses that many home builders put into their agreements with homeowners. He profiled two families dealing with significant structural issues in their new homes.  They’ve been unable to get the companies to fix the problems properly and provide them relief, in part because of mandatory arbitration agreements.

Attorney Jesse Hoyer explained in the story that arbitration agreements are often lop-sided giving businesses the edge over consumers.

“Corporations can wait them out, they can bleed them financially. They can draw everything out over time,” said Hoyer.

That’s exactly what happened to the families in ABC’s report. Both are struggling to find a resolution with companies that built their homes.

Click here to watch the report and learn more about this story from ABC Action News.

Hoyer says, because these clauses most often favor corporations, avoid them if you can. Unfortunately, consumers are often stuck, because companies make these clauses a take-it or leave-it proposition, knowing they will have the upper hand.  If you want the service provided, whether it’s a home builder, doctor’s visit, or employment agreement, often times you must sign. If you feel you have no choice, ask lots of questions and understand what you’re getting into.  Try to at least make sure you retain your right to pursue a lawsuit, if the dispute cannot be resolved by arbitration.

 

James Hoyer Partner Interviewed about For-Profit ITT Tech’s Closing

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James Hoyer partner Jesse Hoyer provided insight on the closing of for-profit college ITT Tech, during an interview with ABC Action News in Tampa.  Hoyer has extensive experience investigating and bringing suit against for-profit colleges for questionable practices.

ITT suddenly closed its doors Tuesday impacting 35,000 students and 8,000 employees. The school blamed the shutdown on recent action by the U.S. Education Department to ban ITT from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid, but Hoyer pointed out the DOE did so with good reason.

“It’s not the government that shut them down. They shut themselves down. If they were offering a viable, legitimate business, they would be able to get financial funding from other sources.” Hoyer explained.

ITT, like many for-profit colleges, depends heavily on taxpayer funding for students.  In fact, some 80-percent of ITT’s tuition was paid through federal financial aid dollars.  With that money source cut off, the school anticipated that it could no longer attract students to pay for its courses.

ITT was being investigated for several problems prior to the closing. In August, a group that accredits ITT found that the chain failed to meet several basic standards and was unlikely to comply in the future.

ITT’s closure comes after Corinthian Colleges Inc. shut the doors of its schools and filed for bankruptcy last year. The Education Department agreed to forgive $171 million in loans owed by former students, most of them in California.

Click on the video above to see the ITT Tech closing story by ABC Action News.