NCAA Athletes' Antitrust Suit On Course For Trial After Ruling

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday declined to dismiss a class action filed by a group of 25 current and former college athletes contending that the NCAA violates antitrust laws by not compensating players, meaning it is likely headed for trial, a spokeswoman for the plaintiffs said.

According to Deborah Schwartz of public relations firm Media Relations Inc., U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken rejected the NCAA's argument that its First Amendment rights preempted the players' demands for a portion of the revenue generated by its licensing...
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