Just months after its battle with Blueprint LSAT Prep found TestMasters on the losing side, Testmasters and its founder Robin Singh may have to head back to court once again.
The Law School Admission Council filed a complaint Sept. 4 in a Pennsylvania district court seeking damages for breach of contract and copyright infringement against TestMasters, confirmed an LSAC representative.
According to the complaint, which was posted to Scribd, the Law School Admission Council, beginning in 1992, granted TestMasters limited licenses to copy certain LSAT materials. These licenses had specific requirements that had to be met by TestMasters.
More recently, LSAC granted a license effective Aug. 1, 2007 to July 31, 2009 that required TestMasters to provide "an accounting of the number of students enrolled and questions used (as relevant), on or about February 1st or July 31st of each year."
The complaint states that TestMasters failed to account for the students and the questions used by the deadline, and further states that the company failed to pay a $900,000 licensing fee.
LSAC seeks to stop TestMasters from further use of the test materials and to get them to destroy all the copies of LSAT materials in their possession.
What does that mean for law school hopefuls?
Users of Top Law Schools, an online forum where users discuss law school admissions, hypothesized that the law suit could mean shutting down TestMasters classes, even those that have already been paid for.
According to one user, who claims to have been the one to post the original complaint:
"I am the one who posted that information. I did it to warn potential LSAT students to be careful with their money. ... TestMasters is using these materials unlicensed *right now*, and they may be shut down at any moment."
Check out the complaint on Scribd.
Check out what users of Top Law Schools have to say.
(Hat tip to The Shark commenter "Merkin", who posted a link to the complaint)