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John Marshall Lawsuit - Johnson's First Amended Complaint

John Marshall Lawsuit - Johnson's First Amended Complaint

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Published by Ed Clinton
This is the amended complaint against John Marshall Law School of Chicago. These are allegations and have not been proven. This is a court filing. John Marshall has indicated that it will move to dismiss this complaint
This is the amended complaint against John Marshall Law School of Chicago. These are allegations and have not been proven. This is a court filing. John Marshall has indicated that it will move to dismiss this complaint

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Published by: Ed Clinton on May 30, 2012
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II.JURISDICTIONANDVENUE3.TheIllinoisCohasjurisdictionoverthisactionpursuantto735ILCS5/2-209(a)(1)becauseDefendantseheadquarteredinIllinois,transactedbusinessandcommittedtheallegedactsinIllinois.
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VenueinCookounty,Illinois,isappropriatebecausethecircumstancesgivingrisetothisactionoccurredinholeorinpartinCookCounty,IllinoisandbecauseDefendantsaredoing,andatallrelevanttieshavedone,businessinCookCounty,Illinois.
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son("Johnson")enrolledatJMLSin2005withthedesiretobecomeapracticingattrney.ShegraduatedwithaJOdegreein2008andwasadmittedtotheIllinoisbaronNoember6,2008.(b)AftergrduationJohnsoncouldnotfindfull-timeemploymentasalawyer.(c)Instead,ohnsonwasforcedtotakearetailpositionsellinghandbagsandshoes.InFebruary200,sheopenedherownlawfirmbecauseitwasheronlyviableemploymentoptioninelegalprofession.EachyearasignificantnumberofJMLS
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