Former Students Are Suing For-Profit Coding Bootcamp BloomTech
March 29, 2023
BloomTech, formerly known as Lambda School, is facing a class action lawsuit from former students who claim the school and its founder misrepresented work placement rates and earnings for graduates of the program, that it operated as an unlicensed college for several years, and has engaged in illegal lending. BloomTech is a for-profit coding boot camp that has been in operation since 2016 and purports to get students trained in high-demand coding skills quickly and with limited financial risk. The suit argues the school does not live up to its promises.
BloomTech has faced other lawsuits claiming that the school misrepresented how likely graduates were to get a job and how much they were likely to earn. However, this is the first time there has been an attempt to form a class, which could significantly increase the number of plaintiffs. The for-profit school has been in hot water multiple times over the past few years, including operating without approval from California’s college oversight board.