Psychologists Group Sued Over Misleading Membership Fees

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The American Psychological Association Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California federal court Wednesday, accusing the group of misleading its members into paying a fee used to fund its lobbying arm as part of their annual dues.

According to plaintiff Ira Grossman, an APA member, the group had falsely represented to its members since at least 2001 that they were required to pay a mandatory "practice" or "special assessment" fee — used to fund the APA Practice Organization, the association’s lobbying and advocacy...
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