College dorm rooms can be a valuable possession depending on which city you live in. In some places, people are even willing to masquerade as students to save themselves from paying exorbitant rent on apartments outside of the confines of the university.
A university in New York is realizing how valuable their dorm rooms are. Hunter College in Manhattan is suing Lisa Palmer for $94,000 in housing fees. According to them, Lisa dropped out of the college in 2016, but has continued to stay in the dorm room and has refused to pay the housing fees. Worse still, she refuses to leave the room to allow the College to give it to an enrolled student.
After ignoring all the eviction notices, the school informed her that she would be charged $150 for every day she decided to stay. Palmer ignored this notice as well and the school has decided to take her to court in hopes of being awarded damages to pay for the housing.
According to the lawsuit, "Not only did Palmer refuse to vacate her dormitory room in order to make room for incoming, eligible students enrolled at Hunter College, but she dropped out of Hunter College, making her ineligible for student housing in any event."
Palmer responded to the lawsuit and is defiant in the face of the accusations.