ハワイ州当局(OCP)によるイオンド大学への訴状での判決要求事項だが、単なる罰金(4項)とかだけでなく、事業の廃止を求めている。

「イオンド大学はディプロマ・ミルである」と判断してハワイ州当局が訴訟しているのであるから、「ハワイ州から追放」と言うのは当然だとはいえ、厳しいものである。

イオンドもこれから最期の存続を賭けて法廷で争うことになるのだろうが、ハワイ州からハワイ州法違反で訴えられて、ハワイ州の裁判所で争うのであるから、状況は相当に不利であろう。

過去の他のディプロマ・ミル各校への訴訟の判例を眺めても、厳しい結果が予想される。

WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays that this court:

1. Find, order, adjudge and declare that Defendant’s conduct, as alleged herein, violates the statutory provisions set forth above.

2. Issue a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and permanent injunction directing the Business Registration Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs of the State of Hawaii to dissolve, terminate, revoke and/or cancel all trade names, trademarks, corporate registrations (including that for IOND), certificates of authority held by or for the defendant.

3. Issue a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and permanent injunction enjoining the defendant, its agents, employees, successors and assigns, directly or indirectly, individually or in concert with others, or through any corporate or other device from any of the following:

a. Providing any post-secondary instructional programs or courses leading to a degree;

b. Acting as or holding itself out as a “college, academy, institute, institution, university” or anything similar thereto;

c. Failing to comply with Hawaii Rev. Stat. Chap. 446E or § 480-2(a) in any particulars; and

d. Owning or operating any business in the State of Hawaii, claiming to operate under the laws of the State of Hawaii, or having a presence in Hawaii until all restitution, civil penalties and costs entered herein are fully satisfied.

4. Assess appropriate civil penalties against the defendant pursuant to Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 480-3.1 and enter judgment in favor of the plaintiff accordingly.

5. Award any consumers injured by the aforementioned violations full restitution, including pre and post judgment interest, against the defendant, pursuant to Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 487-14 and the court's inherent authority and enter judgment accordingly.

6. Assess and award judgment infavor of the plaintiff and against the defendant for attorneys' fees, costs, cost of the investigation, interests and other expenses.

7. Award the plaintiff such other relief as the court may deem just and equitable under the circumstances.

DATED: Honolulu, Hawaii, September 7, 2007.

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