BAR/BRI Sued Again
Posted Jul 30, 2007 6:34 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
BAR/BRI is facing another lawsuit claiming law students paid too much for the bar review course.
The $48 million class-action suit claims the company’s advertising materials fraudulently induced New York law students to overpay by about $1,000 each, the National Law Journal reports. The class includes anyone who graduated from a New York law school and bought BAR/BRI products in the last six years.
The lawyer pursuing the New York suit, Robert Arleo, objected to a recent $49 million settlement of a BAR/BRI lawsuit in California. See this ABAJournal.com post for more information.
Arleo, a solo in Haines Falls, N.Y., told the legal newspaper the bar review course is "grossly overpriced, and the manner in which they sell it has got to stop." The suit, originally filed in state court, was removed to federal court on July 17.
BAR/BRI is owned by Thomson Corp. A lawyer for the company refused to comment.