ABA, NALP Avoid Suit Over Cooley Employment Stats

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday refused to add the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement to a putative class action brought by former Thomas M. Cooley Law School students alleging fraudulently inflated employment figures.

In an order denying Cooley's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist rejected Cooley's request to add the ABA and the NALP, two parties that the law school had called indispensable to the suit because they created the standards to which law schools adhere when...
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