A lawsuit filed last month in the Federal District Court argues that the Chegg education technology company, Chegg, deceived investors by not making clear the growth of the company was a temporary effect of migration of courses Online in response to the pandemic and was "largely due to the facilitation of deception, an unstable business proposal, instead of the strength of its business model or the insight of its senior executives and directors."

The suit along with a burst of advertisements of the law firms that announce investigations of possible violations of the federal securities laws by Chegg and requesting potential plaintiffs, come after the price of Chegg's shares fell approximately half of the release of their third-quarter earnings on November 1.

Among other services, Chegg offers an online service based on subscribers through which students can present specific questions and receive answers 24 hours a day from an "expert". Many academic integrities and experts in higher education are concerned about the extent that students are using the CHEGG request feature to deceive testing or other tasks. A study published in the International Journal for Educational Integrity last year found that the number of questions presented to Chegg increased dramatically in the following months at the beginning of the pandemic: an increase of the authors of the study linked to a likely increase to deceive between Students who study remotely.

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