The US District Court for the Northern District of California sets student-athletes’ antitrust case for trial (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

On March 28, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected an attempt by the NCAA and 11 conferences to dismiss claims brought by current and former student-athletes playing Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football and men’s and women’s Division I basketball. In re: National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litig., 2018 WL 1524005, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 28, 2018). Plaintiffs alleged that defendants violated antitrust law by “conspiring to impose an artificial ceiling on the scholarships and benefits that student-athletes may receive as payment for their athletic services.” Id. O’Bannon background The court began its opinion by describing the earlier litigation brought by former basketball player Ed O’Bannon by

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Michael A. Carrier, The US District Court for the Northern District of California sets student-athletes’ antitrust case for trial (National Collegiate Athletic Association), 28 mars 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 87066

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