There is no lawsuit available it is a magazine offering an opinion, which hundreds of other publications do.
IMDB for example says Shawshank Redemption is the #1 movie http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
and goes on to list 250 movies.
Rotten tomatoes does not even list Shawshank Redemption in the top #100 movies http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/
There are lists and rankings for everything and there is nothing wrong with U.S. News ranking schools they way they do. I think the rankings should not be taken seriously, but it is unfortunate students make life altering decisions based on a magazine's opinion.
Personally I think Shawshank Redemption is great movie, but it is not even in my personal top 25.
Our culture unfortunately just blindly follows lists without asking questions, but people need to learn to think critically and law students that don't make horrible life altering decisions based on magazine, but U.S. News is not doing anything wrong they are releasing their opinion of schools.
As all the posters have stated Harvard, Yale, etc are good schools and nobody needed to see the U.S. News rankings to learn that. If they want to think Montana is the #121 best school they are entitled to their opinion as stated in the above post Montana is a great school probably the best option for someone that wants to live in Montana realistically.
People just need to use common sense when choosing a law school, but I don't think U.S. News is doing anything wrong or illegal by ranking schools. They are just a for-profit magazine offering an opinion like so many other publications out there do.
Top 10 bands;
Linkin Park according to this ranking is better than Guns & Roses; Nirvana; the Rolling Stones; and AC/DC http://www.thetoptens.com/rock-bands/
I think that is way off base, but this website is entitled to their opinion if I have the option to see any of the four bands to the right in concert I am going I don't know if you could pay me to go.