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Appeals Court 'Troubled' By NY Law School Job Stats, But Says Lower Court Was Right to Nix Suit


A Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday that a trial court judge was right to dismiss a lawsuit by graduates of New York Law School over the institution’s marketing materials.

The Appellate Division, First Department held that the school’s disclosures about its graduates’ employment, although “unquestonably incomplete,” weren’t actionable under a state law that bars deceptive acts and practices, according to Bloomberg.

“S]imply publishing truthful information and allowing consumers to make their own assumptions about the nature of the information” is not enough to violate the law, wrote Justice Rolando T. Acosta in a unanimous opinion. However, “we are troubled by the unquestionably less than candid and incomplete disclosures.”

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Judge Nixes $225M Suit By College Grads Claiming They Were Misled By NY Law School Job Stats”

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