Free courses for students affected by Arizona court judgment

Free courses for students affected by Arizona court judgment

Yuhan Zhang

November 30, 2016, the US District Court of Arizona ordered a judgement of $8,550,840 against Stepping Stonez Development, LLC, Intentional Growth, LLC, and their successors and assigns, and Stephen J. Remley, and any other name by which he may be known. This is in response to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint earlier this year. The court found that the defendants “participated in deceptive acts and practices in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45, in connection with the marketing and sale of academic degrees and certification programs.”

In February 2016, the FTC stated that filings in both this and another case “point to numerous consumers who sought to use the diplomas they received from the defendants to get jobs, apply for college and even join the military, only to find out that their diplomas were not recognized.”

The court ordered that the defendants are permanently restrained from selling academic degree or certification programs, among other things. Now, anyone having taken courses from the defendants may find that their credentials hold no value to employers.

Anyone receiving certification from the sites listed below may be affected:

The defendants used the following merchant names (the name that shows up on your credit card statement) to conduct business:

PMT offers free courses to students affected by this judgement.

Starting today, Pacific Medical Training (PMT) is offering to enroll students in its courses, free of charge, anyone affected by this judgement. Pacific Medical Training teaches ACLS, BLS, and PALS medical courses. PMT also provides job preparation courses for medical scribes, pharmacy technicians, and more. PMT is hoping to make long term relationships with these new customers.