Ex-NCAA Players Fumbled Scholarship Antitrust Case: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday tossed a proposed price-fixing class action against the NCAA, finding that its scholarship policies did not violate the Sherman Act because complaints by former football players did not sufficiently identify a relevant commercial market.

A three-judge panel upheld the dismissal of the suit alleging that NCAA member schools had conspired to keep bachelor's degree prices for student athletes artificially high by placing limits on athletic scholarships and grants, finding that the student athletes had failed to allege a relevant market on...
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