(PRWEB) November 09, 2012
On Nov. 9, 2012, Judge Mary Mikva, Circuit Court of Cook County, dismissed all claims by the plaintiffs in the case of Johnson v. The John Marshall Law School (12-CH-03494), in Chicago. The case was based on law school employment data from several years ago.
The law school, represented by Bruce Alper of Vedder Price appeared in court Nov. 9, 2012. After hearing oral arguments, the judge dismissed the case with prejudice.
“We are gratified that Judge Mikva, after extensive briefing and oral argument, agreed with us that this case should be dismissed. The Judge’s ruling vindicates John Marshall’s position that our reporting of post-graduate employment statistics did not violate the rights of any of our students. John Marshall will continue its proud tradition of providing a quality education for its students and of preparing them to succeed in their careers and in life.” said Dean John E. Corkery of The John Marshall Law School.
The judge agreed with all of the arguments made in briefs filed on behalf of The John Marshall Law School and with Judge Cohen's ruling in the earlier decided DePaul case. Judge Mikva found all of plaintiffs' claims defective for want of proximate cause and speculativeness of damages and agreed with the particularized arguments on the negligent misrepresentation (no duty to disclose) and Consumer Fraud Act.
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program 17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.