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Bar Review Under Fire [08/20/2006]
A proposed class action filed in Los Angeles federal court claims 300,000 lawyers and law students have been ripped off by the popular BAR/BRI bar review courses. The suit alleges co-defendants BAR/BRI and test-preparation giant Kaplan agreed to "a per se illegal market division." Under the alleged pact, BAR/BRI backed out of the LSAT preparation business and Kaplan agreed not to enter the bar-review course market.

"Without substantial competition, BAR/BRI's net prices per student then increased substantially in most states," the complaint alleges. "Beginning in 1997, and continuing to this date, Kaplan and BAR/BRI have concealed their conspiracy to divide the market."

The scheme forced students to pay "in excess of $1,000 above a competitive price" per BAR/BRI course, according to the complaint. The proposed class seeks $300 million in damages for alleged antitrust violations.

The lawsuit seeks to represent any former law student that paid for a BAR/BRI exam.


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