Case Number: No. 2:04-md-01643-SSV-ALC

Practice Area: Consumer Protection

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $11.1 million

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Berger Montague served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and obtained an $11.1 million settlement for a class of persons who were incorrectly scored on a teacher’s licensing exam in this consumer class action. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The plaintiffs alleged that Educational Testing Service (“ETS”) incorrectly scored the Praxis 7-12 teaching test when the test was offered on nine occasions in nineteen states between January 2003 and April 2004. Soon after the tests were taken, ETS informed at least 4,100 persons who took the test that they had failed, despite the fact that they had actually passed the test.

ETS’s actions allegedly prevented many class members from receiving their professional credentials, and thus prevented them from retaining or obtaining employment as teachers. Many class members lost their teaching positions or were denied employment as teachers. The loss of employment and employment opportunities caused, among other things, a loss of income, benefits, seniority, and tenure.

If you have been the victim of consumer fraud or unfair or deceptive business practices, please contact Berger Montague.

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