Cooley Law School Students Snubbed In Suit Over Jobs Stats

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday threw out a putative class action claiming Thomas M. Cooley Law School fraudulently inflated the employment figures of its graduates, saying the students shouldn't have relied on the school’s “untrustworthy” reports.

U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist said in his opinion that Cooley’s employment reports were “inconsistent, confusing and inherently untrustworthy,” and that prospective students should have heeded the red flags before deciding to apply to the school.

“It would be unreasonable for plaintiffs to rely on two bare-bones statistics...
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Case Information

Case Title

MacDonald et al v. Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Case Number



Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Gordon J. Quist

Date Filed

August 10, 2011

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