Federal judge dismisses lawsuit concerning Grand Canyon University’s recruiting practices – azcentral
A federal judge in Georgia has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former students of Grand Canyon University who claimed recruiters for the university misled them about the utility of the school’s degrees.
U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones found that the students’ claims were not related to the state of Georgia and were beyond the statute of limitations. Jones also said one of the students should have known about her degree’s applicability because she signed an enrollment agreement that noted how her degree would work in Georgia.
In the lawsuit, two former Grand Canyon University students alleged that recruiters committed fraud by misrepresenting whether the school’s degrees would work as they thought they would in their home states.
Two additional students later signed onto the lawsuit, court records show.
The lawsuit was filed in July 2019 by attorney Adam Webb in Fulton County, Georgia. The students live in Georgia, Indiana and Texas and attended GCU online, according to court documents. The fourth student lived in West Virginia but intended to use her degree in Ohio.