Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Federal Judge Denies Florida Coastal Law School's TRO Bid Against The ABA

Florida Coastal (2017)Following up on yesterday's post:, Judge Denies Florida Coastal Law School's TRO Bid Against ABA:

A federal judge has declined to issue a temporary restraining order—at least for now—that would have stopped the American Bar Association from requiring Florida Coastal School of Law to make several public disclosures about its accreditation status and bar pass rates.

Judge Brian Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled June 18 that the ABA should be given an opportunity to respond to the arguments from the Jacksonville school and its owner, InfiLaw Corp., that the disclosures are misleading and would undermine the school’s efforts to recruit more qualified students and boost its bar pass rates.

“While time is certainly short and the risk of harm potentially imminent, Plaintiffs have failed to make a showing that Defendants should not be provided notice and an opportunity to respond before the Court makes its decision on the merits,” Davis wrote in his order.

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