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Judge dismisses students’ suit against New York Law School

A lawsuit against the New York Law School filed by former students who claimed the school inflated statistics on jobs and pay for graduates was dismissed Wednesday in New York State Court.

Attorneys from Venable LLP, including James L. Shea from the Baltimore office and Michael Volpe and Ed O’Toole from the New York office, represented the school in the lawsuit. Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer dismissed the claims of statutory consumer fraud, common law fraud and negligent misrepresentation in his decision.

“In his opinion, Justice Schweitzer wrote that ‘the issues posed by this case exemplify the adage that not every ailment afflicting society may be redressed by a lawsuit,” the firm said in a prepared statement. “He reminded the plaintiffs that the real world effect of the economic downturn in 2008 was a reduction in the number of opportunities for lawyers at all points of entry in the profession, that layoffs abound. He also enumerated several other economic factors which have curtailed law firm hiring.”