Class Action Updates: Motions to Dismiss; Cooley Adds 8

MacDonald v. Cooley

Thomas M. Cooley Law School filed a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed by The Law Offices of David Anziska and Strauss Law PLLC on behalf of graduates who have allegedly been misled by Cooley’s advertising tactics. In this motion, Cooley most heavily relies on a regulatory estoppel defense, claiming that the school did just what the ABA Section of Legal Education prescribed. In light of the motion, the class lawyers have amended some of the factual allegations in the complaint, as well as added eight new, named plaintiffs.

For coverage of Cooley’s motion to dismiss, check out:

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School Adopts the ‘Blame the ABA’ Theory For Defending Its Employment Stats, Above the Law
  • Cooley Dismissal Motion Says Misleading Stats Suit Reads ‘Like a Free-Form Rant’, ABA Journal
  • Cooley Files Motion to Dismiss Jobs Reporting Lawsuit, Cooley’s Press Release

Gomez-Jimenez v. NYLS

Additionally, NYLS has filed their own motion to dismiss a suit filed by the same firms on behalf of former NYLS students. Its arguments are substantially similar to Cooley’s.

For coverage of NYLS’s motion to dismiss, check out: