Claimants in the long-running BAR/BRI class action are set to begin receiving settlement payments to help compensate them for the alleged conspiracy between BAR/BRI and Kaplan that caused about 130,000 prospective law students to overpay for bar-review prep courses. Those payments will begin being sent to claimants next month.

Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved a partial payment plan that will dole out some of the money in the settlement that has languished for years while plaintiffs’ lawyers and Los Angeles federal judge Manuel Real sparred over the amount that those lawyers would receive in fees.

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