Thursday, March 16, 2017
A father in Austria has had enough of paying for his daughter's tuition and has taken her to court to have the debt repaid.
The unnamed woman studied architecture at the University of Vienna, however, her father judged that she had taken too long to complete her studies and has successfully sued her to repay the tuition fee to the tune of 24,000 (including interest). That is $25,523.
The would-be architect took a total of 13 semesters to complete her bachelor's degree. On average it should take just 8 semesters to finish the same degree at the university.
After failing to win 2 cases in the country's lower courts, the frustrated father took his case all the way to the Supreme Court.
That court decided that the father did indeed have a case, ruling that he was only liable to pay for 10 of the dallying daughter's 13 semesters, amounting to 39 months of fees the father was not obliged to pay.
In addition to the 24,000, the daughter will have to fork out 8,000 ($8,564) in legal fees.
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