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Chandler, Arizona-based Zovio, an ed tech services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers, has filed a notice of appeal of the decision in March of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, awarding statutory penalties in favour of the California attorney general.

Zovio is appealing because it believes the trial court’s decision is flawed and the penalties ordered by the court are excessive. The company is contending that he court’s assessed penalty amounts were based on a questionable statistical extrapolation of only 126 phone calls from millions of calls that were made. Zovio also is claiming the court failed to make any findings on its net worth, maintaining the penalties awarded to be grossly disproportionate and excessive under statutory and constitutional standards.

Vickie Schray, Zovio’s chief external affairs officer, said: “While we work to ensure the truth about our record is brought to light, Zovio continues to move forward with our plans to turnaround the company and maintain our focus on serving our clients and their students.”

Date Published: 13 June 2022

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