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Federal Court Dismisses Class Action Against Lawyer-Rating Website Avvo

The Wall Street Journal reports today that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik of Seattle, Washington, has dismissed a putative class action against lawyer-rating website Avvo. The class action complaint challenged Avvo’s method of rating lawyers, and was filed by two lawyers who objected to the ratings they had received. According to The Wall Street Journal, the district court “ruled that there was no basis for cracking down on a lawyer-rating Web site merely because some of its rates didn’t like how they were portrayed.”

The article, entitled “Judging Lawyers,” may be found in the “Review & Outlook” section on page A10 of the December 24, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal.