Announcement BAR/BRI Class Action

If you purchased a bar review course from BAR/BRI anywhere in the United States anytime from August 1997 through July 31, 2006, (the “Class”), you may be affected by a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California called Rodriguez, et. al v. West Publishing Corp., d/b/a BAR/BRI, and Kaplan, Inc., Case No. CV-05-3222 R (MCx).

As most attorneys know, BAR/BRI provides full-service bar-review courses throughout the United States in preparation for state bar examinations. The plaintiffs allege that BAR/BRI violated the federal antitrust laws by agreeing with Kaplan, Inc., to prevent competition in the market for full-service bar-review courses. BAR/BRI is entering into a settlement for the class action, where they will reimburse part of the fee spent on their bar review courses from August 1997 to July 31, 2006.

For more information go to You must fill out a claim form and provide information on when you took the course and how much you paid. If you cannot remember how much you paid for the bar review course, call the number given on the Web site, and they can research how much you paid. It is expected that the settlement amount being reimbursed is about 25 percent of the cost paid for the course. Claim forms must be postmarked no later than September 17, 2007.