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ABIM Reaches a Settlement With Arora Board Review


Permanent Injunction is Issued Against Course and Course Operator

Philadelphia, PA, June 17, 2010 – On June 10th, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) reached a settlement with Arora Board Review and Rajender Arora, MD, owner and operator of Arora Board Review. Under the terms of the settlement agreement:

  • Dr. Arora is not Board Certified.
  • Arora Board Review and Dr. Arora are permanently enjoined from copying, distributing or selling any materials that incorporate the content of ABIM Examinations.
  • Arora Board Review and Dr. Arora are permanently enjoined from collecting, soliciting or encouraging others to collect ABIM Examination content.
  • Arora Board Review may not offer a live test-prep course at any time in the future.
  • Arora Board Review is paying damages to ABIM.

The permanent injunction was signed by Judge Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 10 and orders that Arora Board Review is permanently enjoined from “creating, reproducing copying, distributing, offering for sale, selling and/or publicly displaying any materials of any kind and in any medium that infringe ABIM's copyrights in its Certifying Examinations.” The injunction also ordered that Arora is prohibited from “collecting, soliciting or encouraging third parties to collect and/or share the content of ABIM Examinations.”

“We are pleased that our efforts to protect the integrity of our examinations have been successful,” added Christine K. Cassel, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine. “While the damages we have received cannot begin to cover the costs of replacing the questions compromised by Arora Board Review, they send an important message that we will do what it takes to protect the examination process.”

For media inquiries, contact Lorie Slass at 215-399-4005 or press@abim.org.

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