Bar/Bri Bar Exam Preparation Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

The settlement covers any purchase of a BAR/BRI full-service bar review course between August 1, 2006 and March 21, 2011.

Estimated Amount:

The settlement fund will be divided amongst claimants and will also be used to cover the expenses.

We estimate that each valid claim will be worth around $400.

Proof of Purchase:

NOT required

Claim Form: BAR/BRI Claim Form
Case Name: Stetson, et al. v. West Publishing Corporation, et al., Case No. CV-08-00810 R
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs alleged that BAR/BRI a service that helps law students study for the bar examination conspired with Kaplan, a company that helps aspiring law students study for the LSATs (the test to get into law school) to limit competition in the industry. The plaintiffs allege that BAR/BRI agreed not to get into LSAT test preparation business in return for Kaplan agreeing not to go into the bar examination preparation business.

It is also alleged that BAR/BRI unlawfully monopolized the market for full-service bar review courses in the United States.

If true there is a delicious irony that the two companies responsible for teaching prospective lawyers were blatantly breaking the law.

Settlement Pool: $9,500,000
Settlement Website: Bar/BRI Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: July 8, 2013
Claims Administrator: Stetson v. West Publishing Corp. Settlement Administrator
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 808054
Petaluma, CA 94975-8054