NCAA's Antitrust Immunity Defense Weakened By Ruling

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- In refusing to toss an antitrust class action against the NCAA over compensation for student-athletes last week, a California federal judge made it much tougher for the association to keep asserting a fundamental defense of its no-pay system: that antitrust laws don't apply to it.

The NCAA has long claimed, both in court filings and press statements, that its prohibition on pay for student athletes was effectively immunized from antitrust challenge by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1984 ruling in NCAA v. Board of Regents,...
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