Many people have obtained the Ph.D. degree from Columbia Pacific University during the time it was allowed to operate in the State of California. The question that I have is this: Can a person who received a CPU Ph.D. LEGALLY say that they have a Ph.D. degree? This is important, as several famous authors, such as John Gray (author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus") and his former wife, Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. (author of many best selling self help books, the "Ph.D." appears to be a permanent addition to her name!) claim CPU degrees. If someone were to say that these authors do not really have a Ph.D. degree, could legal action be taken against that person? Thanks in advance to all who reply.