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Federal Court Consent Judgment: Reed Bar Review Willfully Infringed Upon Bar Secrets' Copyrights

For the past nine months, Bar Secrets has been privately dealing with a troubling matter. Last week, on September 16, 2016, a federal court order has thankfully and finally enabled us to share this matter publicly.

Late last year, a former student alerted us to some materials that Chicago-headquartered Reed Bar Review was disseminating. After an investigation, we learned that these materials were our materials, only our copyright notices were removed and a Reed Bar Review logo and warning was added. Reed Bar Review did not have our permission, blessing, or otherwise to profit from materials we worked so hard to innovate. So in December 2015, our company, Applications of Psychology to Law, Inc. (APL), sued Reed Bar Review and its owner, Hubert "Hugh" Reed (collectively, Reed), for Copyright Infringement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. In our Complaint, we alleged that Reed infringed upon our study materials, and in such...

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