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Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:26 pm

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... gers_says/

ABA Journal wrote:Criticized online for claimed misrepresentations about the success of its graduates, a Michigan law school has filed suit for defamation against a New York law firm and anonymous bloggers that it blames for the communications.

The Kurzon Strauss firm and two of its lawyers posted online comments, including requests for information and a draft purported class action complaint, in which they falsely contended that the Thomas M. Cooley Law School incorrectly reported its graduates' job placement and student loan default rates, the law school says in a complaint (PDF) (LinkRemoved) it filed today in state court.


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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:27 pm

We're fucked

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:43 pm

Others are less kind.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:52 pm

Cooley fights back and thus the war has begun.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:00 pm

As for the bloggers (LinkRemoved)...

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:05 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:As for the bloggers (LinkRemoved)...

haha john doe. classic.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby ran12 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:54 pm

For all we know Cooley is just expediting its imminent loss of accredidation. It's entirely possible they could be digging their own grave by suing and letting facts come out.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby Bitey » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:07 pm

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Read the complaint, they cite JDUnderground.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby derekc4 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:24 pm

If Cooley is represented by Cooley graduates, we should not only win this but be able to turn the school into a Chuck E. Cheese for TLSers.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby Eco » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:27 pm

lol

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby NZA » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:28 pm

Image

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:37 pm

<kind of excited to see how this turns out>

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:01 pm

Bitey wrote:http://www.qfora.com/jdu/thread.php?threadId=18891

Read the complaint, they cite JDUnderground.

Yeah, I read the complaint earlier, and they're definitely not talking about TLS. What was written about Cooley in those blogs and on JDUnderground kind of surpasses the usual heckling that occurs here.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby TheFactor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:05 pm

NZA wrote:Image

i lol'd

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:11 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:<kind of excited to see how this turns out>

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby ran12 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Anyone ever wonder how Cooley the firm is effected by Cooley the law school. Seems to me that some people might assume the worst of the firm b/c it has the same name as the school.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:15 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:Others are less kind.


do not attend unless you: (1) get into a top 8 law school


i loled

shit's worse than QO

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby tamlyric » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:17 pm

ran12 wrote:For all we know Cooley is just expediting its imminent loss of accredidation. It's entirely possible they could be digging their own grave by suing and letting facts come out.


this.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby loblaw » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:55 pm

Yup, I read that right...Cooley is suing "Rockstar05"...not only did he get scammed by Cooley, he gets sued by his alma mater.

That, my friends, is far from rockstar.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby scammedhard » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:09 pm

Per LSAC data: In 2010, Cooley had 4922 apps and made 4101 offers, for a whopping 83% admission rate. And this is before law school apps nosedived in 2011. Assuming Cooley had a decrease similar to the overall trend of -12%, we can infer that in 2011 Cooley will have (or had) about 4331 apps (4922*0.88), and that is dangerously close to the 4100 or so admission offers they need to keep the game going.

I think that's why they are suing. They are desperate. It's Hail Mary pass. They realize the game is over unless they can turn around the number of apps, and improving the school's reputation by silencing negative comments is one way to do that, or so they think.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby ran12 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:13 pm

The sad thing about Cooley is that it may have started out with the right intentions but like many businesses that want to get to the next level, they probably expanded too much too fast and now are paying the price for that mistake.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby fanmingrui » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:07 am

I wouldn't count Cooley out. They were the #2 law school in America last year.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby admisionquestion » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:58 am

It appears that page 8 of the complaint sites TLS. Am I right. Not enough time to read in-depth right now.

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Re: Cooley Sues Law Firm and Bloggers

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:02 am

admisionquestion wrote:It appears that page 8 of the complaint sites TLS. Am I right. Not enough time to read in-depth right now.

The first or the second complaint?




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