Law School Not Covered By Mich. Consumer Act: 6th Circ.

By Beth Winegarner (July 30, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive Thomas M. Cooley Law School students' class claims that the school misled them by inflating its graduates' employment rates and salaries, finding that the Michigan Consumer Protection Act does not protect the purchase of a legal education.

In a published order, the appeals court affirmed the Michigan federal court's ruling, which found that the act doesn't protect consumers who purchase something for a business or commercial purpose. Since the Cooley students planned to use their educations to pursue a career in law, they weren't protected under the Michigan law under which they sued...

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