NCAA Athletes Score Class Cert. Win In Antitrust Action

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 11:31 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday certified a class of Division I men's basketball and football players accusing the National Collegiate Athletic Association of using their names and likenesses without compensation, ruling there wasn't an intra-class conflict between high-value and lesser-known athletes.

Granting a big win to thousands of current and former student athletes in their antitrust suit, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken said the putative class met an adequacy requirement needed for certification because the plaintiffs proposed allocating damages equally among all the class members....
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