9th Circ. Axes NCAA Attempt To Stop Antitrust Trial
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2014, 4:20 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused a last-minute appeal by the National Collegiate Athletic Association after student-athletes accused it of violating antitrust laws by using their likenesses, allowing a trial to begin Monday despite the NCAA's argument that its constitutional rights are at risk.
Denying the NCAA's emergency petition, the three-judge panel said in a filed order — which was not accompanied by an opinion — that the NCAA hadn't shown that the case warrants the intervention of the court by means of the extraordinary remedy...