High Court Won't Hear LegalZoom Suit Over Practice Of Law

Law360, Los Angeles (March 24, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a LegalZoom Inc. customer’s appeal in a proposed class action accusing the legal document services company of illegally practicing law in Arkansas, leaving standing a state supreme court’s split decision to arbitrate the claims.

In October, a 5-2 Arkansas state appeals court reversed and remanded a circuit court's order denying LegalZoom’s motion to compel arbitration in the suit, saying the allegations that the company was engaged in unauthorized practice of law didn’t invalidate the arbitration clause. Named...
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