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Ex-USC Player Cites 'Economic Realities' To Revive Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2018, 4:33 PM EST) -- A former University of Southern California linebacker lobbed another bid to convince the Ninth Circuit to revive his wage and overtime class action against the NCAA and the Pacific-12 Conference, arguing the “economic realities” of the case prove that players are being underpaid.

In his Wednesday reply brief, Lamar Dawson told the appeals court that the lower court that dismissed his case improperly ignored the fact that the NCAA and Pac-12, not the players, enjoy the economic advantages of their performances.

“Division I FBS football is...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lamar Dawson v. NCAA, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act

Date Filed

May 12, 2017

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