July 14, 2006
BAR/BRI Class Action Website
A website has been set up in the Rodriguez v. West case over BAR/BRI's alleged monopolization of the Bar exam test preparation market. Affected class members can opt out of the class by following the instructions on the website. A trial has been scheduled for September.
For more of my blog coverage on the Bar/Bri class action lawsuits, see here.
Posted by Eric at July 14, 2006 09:58 AM | Legal Education Industry
Current BarBri students are part of the class, and today we just got the notice. The opt-out date is 8/13, but that seems a little silly since I bet there's a lot of current students who won't even be opening their mail until then...
Posted by: Cathy at July 15, 2006 05:10 PM
Yesterday I received by mail a copy of a one-page class action notice.
It informed of the case, that McGuireWoods was Lead Counsel, that two other firms were class counsel, that I could opt out by notifying them, that I should not try to directly contact the court (Manuel L. Read, USDJ, CD Cal.) about the case, and similar stuff.
In brief, the sections are
What is this case about? (Defendants, allegations, and "The Court has not yet determined whether Plaintiffs' or Defendants' contentions are correct. A jury trial is scheduled to resolve the issues beginning on September 12, 2006."
Am I affected...
Who represents me...
How do I find out more information (the link you pointed to, Eric, as well as the phone number and mail address for Eliot Disner at MGW in L.A.
How do I remain a class member...
How do I exclude myself from the class
What if I have questions.
Dated July 12th.
Fun stuff! I have a "claimant ID number" and have received an "important court document"! :)
Posted by: Eh Nonymous at July 18, 2006 04:55 AM
In the Rodriguez post, you wondered about the statute of limitations in an Antitrust lawsuit. Antitrust has an interesting SOL rule. Where there is an "ongoing" violation of a class of people, each new injury starts a new SoL.
The statute of limitations for antitrust claims is four years. 15 U.S.C. § 15(b). However, the limitations period does not commence until the damages are inflicted and ascertainable. Moreover, each time a plaintiff is injured by an act of defendants, a cause of action accrues and the statute of limitations runs from the commission of the act.
Posted by: Cinnamon at July 21, 2006 11:10 AM
Thanks for all of the great comments! I'm normally a defense-side guy, but I would be very interested in being a part of this lawsuit! (I'm too...um...advanced in my career...) I wonder if Bar/Bri customers who had their fees paid by their firms will turn over any compensation back to the firms? Eric.
Posted by: Eric Goldman at July 31, 2006 09:52 PM