DC Antitrust Group, Law Profs Back NCAA's O'Bannon Appeal

Law360, New York (June 17, 2016, 6:04 PM EDT) -- An organization of D.C. antitrust lawyers and a group of law professors have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the NCAA’s appeal of Ed O'Bannon Jr.’s lawsuit over compensation for student-athletes' images and likenesses, arguing that the case gives the court a chance to offer guidance on important questions.

In an amicus brief dated Tuesday, the antitrust law section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia argued that the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in the case misapplied the rule of reason, a vague antitrust standard that could use the Supreme Court’s clarification. Another brief from 28 legal scholars, dated...

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