SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco for-profit learning institution alleges a former student failed to pay a fee per their agreement.
Hash Map Labs Inc., doing business as App Academy, filed a complaint on March 16 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Edric Lescouflair alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and promissory estoppel.
According to the complaint, the defendant signed as a student of the plaintiff in July 2013 and entered into a job placement fee agreement. According to the suit, because of the plaintiff's cost-deferred education, if a student is successful in finding a full-time web development or software engineering position meeting certain criteria within a year of graduating, the student owes the plaintiff a placement fee.
The suit states Lescouflair accepted an eligible job within the period and he owes the plaintiff a fee of $15,000. The plaintiff alleges the defendant has failed to pay this fee.
The plaintiff holds Lescouflair responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately compensate plaintiff per their agreement and that the defendant was unjustly enriched.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant for damages in the amount of $15,000, disgorge all profits, benefits and other compensation, costs of suit, attorney's fees, interest and other relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Denis Schmidt and Nabil Bisharat of Orsus Gate LLP in San Francisco.
San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC-18-565041