Bar/Bri Class Certified
Plaintiffs’ counsel in the Rodriguez case has announced that its class has been certified, clearing a major hurdle in the antitrust litigation over Bar/Bri’s alleged efforts to divide and conquer the bar exam preparation market. The judge also appointed a special master in the case.
Note that there are at least two other pending lawsuits in the same matter:
* Brewer v. West Publishing Co., No. 05-06211 (C.D. Cal.)
* Park v. Thomson Corp. (SDNY)
It’s not immediately clear to me what, if any, effect the Rodriguez class certification will have on these other lawsuits.