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Friday, May 13, 2005

Fun With Refunds, Part IV.

You'll read it here first and exclusively.

Here's the latest regarding the class action against West Publishing Corporation (dba BAR/BRI) and Kaplan, Inc. over bar review courses.

The case is assigned to District Court Judge Manuel Real. He presides in downtown Los Angeles and is well-known as running a very tight courtroom.

Two megafirms are on the other side. Jones Day represents Kaplan, and Shearman & Sterling LLP serves as counsel for West Publishing.

The defendants have just been provided a thirty (30) day extension to respond to the complaint. Hence, their responses are due approximately June 19, 2005.

Expect some kind of challenge to the complaint, such as a motion to dismiss, which will be set for hearing about a month later.