LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National College for DUI Defense is a "racket" that denies certification to women and minorities, and is a group dominated by a select-few "Good Old Boys," attorneys claim in Federal Court, in Case Grant Et. Al. V. National College for DUI Defense Et. Al., Case Number 12-CV-03255-GW-AGR, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
The defendant "has the discretion to determine which attorney can become 'Nationally Board Certified in DUI Defense,'" says the complaint, as it "controls, conducts, and administers the only board certification for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) defense attorneys in the United States that is approved by the government and/or publicly funded American Bar Association (ABA)."
The Plaintiffs' complaint states, "Any woman who attempts to obtain the honor, prestige, gigantic marketing and business boost associated with Board Certification is given forms to fill out, asked to spend several thousand dollars, take a 'Board Certification examination,' and then is arbitrarily told that they failed the exam."
The complaint also alleges that the Defendant has routinely gifted "Board Certification" to fellow Good Old Boys, all males, without any qualifying, testing or costs."
The Plaintiffs also allege that "the Defendant Corporation, which refers to itself as a 'college,' has 'Deans,' 'Winter Sessions,' 'Summer Sessions,' and rents space at Harvard Law School, but Defendant Corporation has nothing do with Harvard Law School except for the renting of space. Defendant Corporation and the Good Old Boys often speak of 'lecturing at Harvard,' 'going to Harvard,' 'having Harvard training,' 'attending Harvard' and other misrepresentations. Nevertheless, Defendant Corporation is NOT an academic institution by any stretch, but more of an exclusive country club that abuses its power vested by the ABA.a.
Plaintiffs are represented by Okorie Okorocha, with the California Legal Team, of Pasadena, Ca.
Plaintiffs seek damages for gender discrimination and civil rights violations, and a civil penalty of $25,000.