5/21/2014 10:10 AM
CHARLESTON - The former Mountain State
University is suing an accrediting body over the loss of its accreditation.
The lawsuit says the Higher Learning
Commission did not follow its policies, rules and practices when it revoked the
university's accreditation in June 2012.
The lawsuit says the loss of
accreditation forced the private Beckley-based university to close. Without
accreditation, the university was no longer eligible for state and federal
funding, including student aid.
Bridgeport Attorney Jack Merinar filed
the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of three Mountain State board members.
The University of Charleston took over
Mountain State's Beckley and Martinsburg campuses.