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Brief Steinberg v. Chicago Medical School

Brief Steinberg v. Chicago Medical School - dismiss saying...

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Cameron Hartman 9/15/09 Seat # 59 STEINGERG v. CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL Facts: Robert Steinberg applied to the Chicago Medical School as a first-year student and paid an application fee of $15.00. The school then dismissed his application. Steinberg argues that the school did not evaluate his application based on the criteria printed in the schools bulletin, but that they evaluated based on non-academic based aspects (e.g., what family can donate large sums of money to our school?). This, according to Steinberg, breached a contract made between Steinberg and the school that established when he paid the $15.00 academic fee that Steinberg would be evaluated based on academic criteria. History: Steinberg brought this case to trial court, and the defendant filed a motion to
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Unformatted text preview: dismiss, saying no contract ever came into place, and the trial court sustained the motion to dismiss. Issue: When Steinberg paid a $15.00 application fee, was a contract established? Decision: Yes. The trial court’s decision reversed and they ruled in support of the plaintiff. Reason: The school entered into an enforceable contract when the $15.00 application fee was paid, and the school had to follow through with their obligations to review one’s application in accordance with the school’s bulletin. Steinberg entered into this contract with faith that the Chicago medical school would fulfill their obligations on the contract....
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