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Two have been filed so far.

One, by students, is a class action aimed at the entry of unqualified applicants at the expense of those with true merit. This sounds kind of like the Asians v. Harvard case.

Another, by a parent (maybe with class potential) seeks $500 Billion (that’s a “B”) in unspecified damages for fraud.

A $500 billion civil lawsuit filed by a parent on Wednesday in San Francisco accused 45 defendants of defrauding and inflicting emotional distress on everyone whose “rights to a fair chance at entrance to college” were stolen through their alleged conspiracy.

In the largest known college admissions scandal in U.S. history, federal prosecutors on Tuesday said a California company made about $25 million by charging parents to secure spots for their children in elite schools, including Georgetown, Stanford and Yale, by cheating the admissions process.

Jennifer Kay Toy, a former teacher in Oakland, California, said she believed her son Joshua was not admitted to some colleges, despite his 4.2 grade point average, because wealthy parents thought it was “ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college.”

Some special people, the government, and most professional academics have seen lying, stealing, and bribing as okay for a long time.

Light. Them. Up.