Grand Canyon University
August 2019: A federal judge dismissed the claims of all but one of the named plaintiffs for lack of personal jurisdiction because they are not citizens of Georgia or enrolled in the university’s programs in Georgia. The judge granted the university’s motion to compel arbitration for the remaining plaintiff’s (Young’s) claims.
April 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1707, N. D. GA.)
March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Grand Canyon University for allegedly representing that students can complete doctoral programs – including three dissertation courses – in 60 credit hours when, according to plaintiffs, most students need to take additional courses to complete dissertations because the school does not provide the resources needed to finish them in the allotted 3 credit hours. (Carr et al v. Grand Canyon University et al, Case No. 2019-cv-317885, Georgia State Court – Fulton County)