CollegeAmerica Denver has sued a Fort Collins woman for allegedly denigrating its name despite signing a "disparagement clause."

Attorneys for the parties appeared at the Larimer County Justice Center on Wednesday for a hearing in the civil lawsuit that has languished in county court for more than three years and accrued more than 100 filings.

CollegeAmerica — owned by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education and which has campuses in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming — submitted its original complaint in March 2013, alleging that Fort Collins resident Debbi Potts violated a 2012 written agreement she had with the institution.

It alleges that Potts wrote disparaging things about the institution on LinkedIn and in other communications, including calling various institution officials names such as "old hag" and "crazy."

Potts, the former director of CollegeAmerica's Cheyenne campus, appeared in court Wednesday as well but remained silent throughout the hearing.

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