For Immediate Release: Washington DC, April 1, 2014 / PRNewswire / The law firm of A. Pril & F. Ools LLP is proud to announce the successful $4.1 million class action lawsuit against George Washington University, brought on behalf of lead plaintiff Wayan Vota, representing over 25,000 students, in a repetitive stress injury claim.
The law firm convinced a jury of his peers that Mr. Vota and thousands of other students at the university showed symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress disorder, caused by performing the single task of deleting extraneous GW emails over and over again in the course of their student career.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by the compression of a key nerve in the wrist, the median nerve. When swelling causes the median nerve to be compressed in the tunnel, numbness, tingling, and pain can result. Left untreated, hand muscles can deteriorate, making it difficult to grasp objects or perform other work with the hands.
Through investigative discovery, A. Pril & F. Ools found that the average GW student deleted 4.1 university emails per hour during each class day, or approximately 4,100,000 over the average five-year time span of student attendance.
"This is a great victory for student rights, and sends a message to the University leadership that we will not stand for email abuse. Its time to end the wonton massacre of our delicate tendons to assuage their arrogant use of the 'send' button", said Mr. Vota.
"We have shown, beyond a shadow of doubt, that deliberate and reckless sending of emails to students is detrimental to their physical, mental, and spiritual health. It is time for the administration cease and desist with their ill-treatment, even exploitation of their captive student audience," said A. Pril, lead attorney for the plaintiff.
The A. Pril & F. Ools law firm will manage student claims for lost study time, assignment submission, and medical bills. This students' compensation will also continue to pay for necessary medical expenses related to the injury after the student returns to class.
About Wayan Vota
Wayan Vota is an expert in the use of information and communication technology in international development and a master's student at George Washington University in the accelerated MBA program. He has personally deleted 3,713,925 GW emails so far in his university career.
About A. Pril & F. Ools
The law firm of A. Pril and F. Ools is a dirty shoe law firm headquartered on J Street in downtown Washington DC. Known for ambulance chasing and bleeding clients dry, it was founded by Hill staffers under SEC investigation and is proud to be whitelisted by 4.1% more bulk email service providers than George Washington University.