ABA To Shell Out $185K Over Accreditations

Law360, New York (July 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Capitulating to the U.S. Department of Justice’s demands, the American Bar Association has agreed to fork over $185,000 for violating provisions of a 1996 antitrust consent decree over law school accreditation.

The DOJ and the ABA announced the rapprochement June 26, marking the end of a long-standing case.

"The Antitrust Division takes compliance with court decrees very seriously," said Thomas O. Barnett, the assistant attorney general in charge of the DOJ's Antitrust Division. "No one is above the law and those who do not comply with...
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