Case Against Five NY Law Schools Dismissed With Prejudice

On behalf of five New York law schools — Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, St. John's University School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law — Skadden secured the dismissal, with prejudice, of federal antitrust and RICO claims alleging that the law schools conspired with competing bar review course Barbri and other non-New York law schools to boycott plaintiff LLM Bar Exam, a startup bar review company marketed to LL.M. students, from tabling and advertising on the schools' campuses. On September 25, Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice all federal claims against the New York law schools and issued an order closing the case.