Stetson v West Publishing BAR/BRI Settlement

Stetson v West Publishing dba BAR/BRI Settlement

STETSON v. WEST PUBLISHING CORP.
BAR/BRI CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT WEBSITE

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Case No. cv-08-00810

Update December 2018:  Please be advised that the claims administration process has been completed and all settlement checks have been mailed. Should you have any questions, you can e-mail us at info@barbrisettlement.com or call (888) 293-3337. 

All appeals have been resolved and we are moving towards finalizing the distribution to timely valid claims. 

If you paid for a BAR/BRI full-service bar review course from August 1, 2006, through and including March 21, 2011, you could get a cash payment from a class action settlement. There is a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against West Publishing Corporation and Kaplan, Inc. (Stetson, et al. v. West Publishing Corporation, et al., Central District of California Case No. CV-08-00810 R). This settlement supersedes the prior proposed settlement of which you may have received a notice in April 2011. The lawsuit alleges that BAR/BRI and Kaplan violated federal antitrust laws by agreeing to limit competition in the market for full-service bar review courses. West was the owner of BAR/BRI during the relevant period.

What does the settlement provide? Defendants have agreed to pay the total sum of $9,500,000 (the "Settlement Fund"). After deductions for Class Counsel's attorney's fees and costs and other amounts associated with the settlement as approved by the Court, the remainder of the Settlement Fund will be distributed to Class Members who submit timely claims in proportion to the amount that they paid for relevant BAR/BRI courses. 

Case Relevant EventDate
Deadline to File a Claim July 8, 2013
Deadline to File a Request for Exclusion: July 8, 2013
Deadline to File an Objection: July 8, 2013
Deadline to File a Notice to Appear: July 8, 2013
Fairness Hearing: August 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.