School Operator Ordered to Pay $30m for Falsely Stating Affiliation with Military and Other Benefits
Career Education Corporation (CEC) and its subsidiaries, American InterContinental University, Inc., AIU Online, LLC, Marlin Acquisition Corporation, Colorado Technical University, Inc., and Colorado Tech., Inc. agreed to pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used sales leads stating that its schools were affiliated with the U.S. military and that they would provide job or benefits assistance. The FTC also charged that CEC’s lead generators falsely told consumers that their information would not be shared, and that both CEC and its lead generators illegally called consumers registered on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who have been mislead by false advertising. Click here to read more about the CEC settlement.