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US: LegalZoom resolves $10.5 million antitrust suit

 |  October 25, 2015

LegalZoom has settled its protracted legal dispute with the North Carolina State Bar with a consent agreement that permits the company to continue operating there, Forbes reports. The online legal document company has been expanding quickly to provide other services, including prepaid legal services plans.

The agreement comes on the heels of a lawsuit against the bar filed in federal court in North Carolina in June, seeking $10.5 million in antitrust damages. LegalZoom’s suit was based on a U.S. Supreme Court antitrust ruling earlier this year against the state’s self-regulating body for dentists, which had come down on teeth whitening by non-dentists.

The state bar has battled the company since 2008, after first clearing it to operate there in 2003. Legal challenges in other states had fallen away over the years, with only North Carolina’s continuing.

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