The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules against a sports association’s policy of limiting the compensation paid to student-athletes and affirms limited injunctions (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

On 18 May 2020 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in an antitrust case challenging the association's policy of limiting the compensation paid to student-athletes. [1] The decision is the latest concerning the NCAA's amateurism rules, which have been challenged over the past few years as athletes and their advocates have argued for student-athletes to be compensated for their participation in competitive college sports. However, for the time being, the decision will not result in any significant practical changes in compensation for student-athletes at some NCAA member institutions. In March 2019 the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of a plaintiff class comprised of

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Elizabeth B. Meers, Stephanie J. Gold, William F. Ferreira, Joel D. Buckman, Logan M. Breed, The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules against a sports association’s policy of limiting the compensation paid to student-athletes and affirms limited injunctions (National Collegiate Athletic Association), 18 May 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95313

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