In January 2015, Mauck & Baker, LLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dayspring Bible College & Seminary, Providence Baptist College, United Faith Christian Institute and Bible College, as well as two associations supporting the colleges and a student.

The lawsuit became necessary when the state of Illinois threatened to shut down these Bible colleges and refer them to the Illinois Attorney General for consumer fraud. The state cited these Bible colleges for operating religious schools and granting religious degrees without “state approval.”