Athletes Push For Class Cert. In NCAA Licensing Row

Law360, San Francisco (June 20, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Current and former college athletes who say the NCAA violated federal antitrust laws by using their names and likenesses in television broadcasts and video games without compensating the players urged a California federal judge Thursday to allow them to pursue their claims as a certified class.

In an exhaustive hearing on the athletes' push for certification, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken spurred their attorneys to disprove the NCAA's arguments that the players' differing abilities and fame would create conflict within the class, and that a class can't be ascertained...
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