A sweeter settlement in BAR/BRI antitrust lawsuit

, The National Law Journal


The second time was the charm for a settlement in a class action alleging that law school students paid too much for BAR/BRI bar review preparatory course materials after West Publishing Corp. and Kaplan Inc. conspired to monopolize the market.

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  • Avon

    I wonder if reporter Amanda Bronstad would say I'm on track if I do the math thus:
    $9.5 million, reduced to perhaps $7 million after attorneys fees and costs, divided among an estimated minimum 120,000 class members, means each student gets less than $60?

    Sounds like pennies - maybe a dime? - on their dollar of losses.

    Better than a coupon toward a future Bar prep course, which is of laughable value to a person several years out of school.
    But can't the legal system and the legal profession do any better than that toward righting a wrong and getting due recompense?
    We're starting to look like profiteers that give our clients negligible value. I practice in a totally unrelated field - but still, I'm embarrassed.

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