NCAA, Student-Athletes Ordered Into Settlement Talks

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 7:34 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ordered settlement talks Friday between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and student-athletes in an antitrust class action over compensation for the use of players’ names and likenesses.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ordered a settlement conference between the NCAA and representatives to begin "as soon as it is convenient," referring the case to U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins. The talks will address both the antitrust and right-of-publicity claims of the players.

NCAA Chief Legal Officer Donald Remy said in a statement Friday that "the NCAA...
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