Cockroach Gordon Jay Quist in the Advanced Stages of Shriveled Balls Syndrome:
In the picture above, the piece of trash appears to be constipated. Perhaps, Quist did not have his recommended daily amount of fiber and prunes when this picture was taken. The link below leads you to the 22 page opinion, issued by Cockroach Gordon Jay Quist. From the top of page two:
“[I]n this Court’s judgment, the MCPA does not apply to the purchase of a legal education to attain employment, Count I does not state a claim for which relief can be granted. Counts 2 and 3 are dismissed because one representation is literally true and because Plaintiffs unreasonably relied upon the representations that comprise Plaintiffs’ misrepresentation claims. Therefore, Cooley’s motion will be granted and Plaintiffs’ amended complaint will be dismissed.”
Notice how this ball-less, spineless corporate hand puppet issued his opinion granting Cooley’s motion to dismiss on a Friday. He realized that the news cycle would refresh on Monday morning, and items published at the end of the week prior would be overlooked. How do think he earned his politician’s robe?!?!
“Of course, every one of these “reasons” relies upon the assumption that Cooley graduates’ employment statistics move in correlation with overall market statistics.”
On the bottom of page four, we can see that this ancient pig dismissed the Plaintiffs’ complaint quickly. Back in June 2011, Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. estimated that there will be 862 annual attorney openings in the state of Michigan, from 2010-2015. However, a total of 1,024 people passed the Michigan bar exam in 2009. Do you see how that presents a problem for recent TTTT grads in your state, Moron Gordon Jay Quist?!?!
Read this portion of the swine’s opinion, which appears on pages 17 and 18:
“Last, Plaintiffs unreasonably relied solely upon the two statistics in the Employment Reports when enrolling or deciding to remain enrolled at Cooley. This Court agrees with Judge Schwietzer, a judge for the New York Supreme Court in a nearly identical case, for some of the reasons he discusses as to why reliance upon the two statistics would be unreasonable. See Gomez-Jimenez v. New York Law Sch. This Court does not necessarily agree that college graduates are particularly sophisticated in making career or business decisions. Sometimes hope and dreams triumph over experience and common sense. Nevertheless, it would be unreasonable for Plaintiffs to rely on two bare-bones statistics in deciding to attend a bottom-tier law school with the lowest admission standards in the country. In addition, “[i]t is widely accepted that American law schools, Cooley included, employ all sorts of legerdemain to boost employment rates in a contracting legal market[.]” [Internal citations removed and emphasis mine]
Since it’s now widely accepted that ABA-accredited schools, including fourth tier trash pits, falsely increase placement rates, then it was unreasonable for past graduates to rely on the school’s published data. In the end, this piece of garbage engaged in “legal gymnastics” in order to “justify” his gutless decision.
This Decision Was Fully Expected:
On June 14, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published a piece by Chelsea Phipps, which was entitled “Judge: Graduates Face ‘Uphill Battle’ in Lawsuit against Cooley.” Here is one telling excerpt from that article:
“At the June 5 hearing, Gordon J. Quist sided with the graduates on several issue. He brushed aside Cooley’s contention that the lawsuits should really be aimed at the American Bar Association and NALP, who make the rules on reporting job-placement statistics.
“Regarding the ABA and NALP standards, they’re a floor not a ceiling,” [Cockroach] Quist said in the hearing.
But on the larger issue of whether Cooley’s advertised job-placement figures could have violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act, the school seemed to have the upper hand.
“I don’t see that it’s a consumer issue,” [Quist] told Jesse Strauss, who represents the plaintiffs, in the hearing. “The fraud count — I think you’ve got an uphill battle.”
“Even in your own statement you say they wanted to, in essence, get jobs in the legal profession and become high-skilled and high paid lawyers in some law firms.” [Quist] said. “To me, that’s a business reason as distinguished from a consumer protection reason.” [Emphasis mine]
Coverage of the Bastard’s Decision:
On July 20, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Chelsea Phipps, under the headline “Cooley Law Grads’ Lawsuit Dismissed.”
“The former Cooley Law grads were seeking $250 million in damages, claiming they decided to attend Cooley based on what they said was misinformation from the school. Law Blog reported on the case here.
But [corporate bagman] Gordon Quist, who got the case, wasn’t buying it. The court dismissed lawsuit on the grounds that purchasing a legal degree is not protected by the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
Even if it was, the job numbers at stake were “literally true” whether they differentiated between recent grads in legal jobs vs. non-legal jobs or not, the court stated, adding that the grads “unreasonably relied upon the representations” in question in their law school decision.”
Also on July 20th, Brian McVicar wrote a piece for Michigan Live labeled “Buyer beware: Why judge dismissed federal lawsuit against Cooley Law School.” Here is a portion of that entry:
“U.S. District [Pig] Gordon Quist granted Cooley’s motion to dismiss, saying that while the school’s employment and salary figures were “vague and incomplete,” the students should have relied on more than statistics when making their decision to enroll.
“Plaintiffs and prospective students should have approached their decision to enter into law school with extreme caution given the size of the investment,” Quist wrote. “With red flags waiving and cautionary bells ringing, an ordinary prudent person would not have relied on the statistics to decide to spend $100,000 or more.” [Emphasis mine]
Once again, it is clear that college graduates are not “sophisticated consumers.” By the way, this idiotic reporter failed to understand the real reason behind the dung beetle’s decision: law schools are the gateway to the “profession.” If those donning foolish black robes start ruling against these profitable “institutions of higher learning,” then the whole house of cards may come crumbling down. Recognize that “judges” are NOT going to grow a spine, especially when it comes to a system that has rewarded them so well.
Conclusion: One wonders whether this 75 year old ass-hat will be invited to speak at a future Cooley gathering - or receive some other form of acknowledgement - for his work in defending this fourth tier sewage pit. In the final analysis, we cannot expect a judicial or legislative “solution” to this problem. Perhaps, a member of Congre$$ will occasionally lecture the ABA on how to run its business - but this is merely for public consumption, i.e. “I do care about the students and graduates.” A politician in a black robe may point out that law schools lie - but then the rat will quickly add, “It’s understood that law schools lie about employment figures. As a student, you should know better than to rely on the school’s data.” Better-educated consumers will lead to fewer people enrolling in law schools, and this may cause some sorely-needed school closures.