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Student lawsuit over used textbook and buy-back prices dismissed

A class-action lawsuit filed by two Daytona Beach Community College students about textbook prices has been dismissed by a federal court, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

 The students sued both the college and Follett Higher Education Group, the biggest provider of collegiate textbooks in the U.S., in November 2006 for $5 million. The students said they paid too much for used textbooks and did not receive enough compensation for selling their used textbooks back to the bookstore. The U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., ruled that there was insufficient evidence that the lawsuit met class-action standards, and, said the students did not prove they had suffered substantial losses that justified the amount they were seeking in damages.