I am speaking from experience when I say this. I was enrolled in EC previously and life circumstances came up. Bad ones. I was actually waiting for the CPNE date and called EC and disenrolled myself because I couldn't go through with it with what was happening. This is the second time for me. Almost the same thing is happening. Too much going on. I think until you resolve at least that lawsuit, you should consider getting a leave of absence from the program, so that they stop the clock for you. Don't let happen to you, what happened to me before, and might happen again. Sometimes there are things that are beyond our control, whether it is EC or a traditional program we are in. If you can step away from it for awhile without being penalized, then consider it. I was out all of that money the first time. What is more frustrating, is that they made me repeat all of the program, all of the tests, had to be taken over. You don't want to do this twice. Good luck.