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From "The Thomson Corporation Annual Report 2005," Page 92--

The Thomson Corporation is "a defendant in two separate class action lawsuits involving the BAR/BRI business, which is part of the Legal & Regulatory segment.  Each alleges violations of U.S. federal antitrust laws.  The plaintiff in Park v. Thomson Corporation and Thomson Legal & Regulatory Inc., which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges that BAR/BRI has illegally leveraged its market position in state-specific bar-examination preparation courses into multi-state courses and that an unlawful tying arrangement exists, which should be remedied, in part, by restructuring BAR/BRI's review courses into separate state-specific and multi-state courses. The plaintiff in Rodriguez v. West Publishing Corp. and Kaplan Inc., which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleges, among other things, that the Company and Kaplan Inc. (a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company) unlawfully agreed in 1997 to divide markets and not compete against one another.  Discovery proceedings are underway in both lawsuits.  The Company intends to defend itself vigorously in both cases."