Trustees as Defendants
Should the alumni/ae of New College of California choose to file a class-action lawsuit against the trustees who were board members between 2002 and the present, they would do well to remember that the trustees can be held legally accountable both individually and collectively for breach of fiduciary duties. Not taking action to prevent harm by communicating with students, faculty, alumni/ae, and the public at large is a betrayal of trust under the law. Likewise aiding and abetting in commission of fraud or subsequent cover-ups.
Seeing how not one New College trustee ever went public with information that could have prevented the nightmares many alumni/ae have endured as a result of the trustees’ malfeasance, that makes every trustee a potential defendant for monetary damages.