The United States has filed a lawsuit against NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING

The United States has filed a lawsuit against NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING

this is an anti-trust case – the fight is over getting students to enroll, cause kids don’t want to go to college anymore – they don’t want the debt – colleges are closing …. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING, No. 1:19-cv-03706 (D.D.C. Dec 12, 2019)

In September 2019, NACAC members voted to remove the Recruiting Rules from

the CEPP. Removal of the Recruiting Rules became effective as of the time of the vote.
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NACAC’s Recruiting Rules were unlawful restraints of trade that violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1. The United States seeks an order prohibiting such
agreements and other relief.
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JURISDICTION AND VENUE

Defendant NACAC is located in, and represents members that do business in, the United States. The rules at issue affected primarily the provision of college services in the United States. The colleges that provide these college services charge significant prices to students, many of whom legally reside outside the state. The sale of college services, and the NACAC rules that affect the sale, are therefore in the flow of and substantially affect interstate commerce.
The Court has subject matter jurisdiction under Section 4 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 4, and under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1337, to prevent and restrain Defendant and its members from violating Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1.