Athletes' Licensing Fight Survives NCAA's Bid To Toss

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 7:27 PM EST) -- A federal judge has stymied a bid by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to dismiss a putative antitrust class action by former student-athletes who say they're being bilked out of money made from licensing their images.

Judge Claudia Wilken on Monday denied several motions to dismiss by the NCAA and co-defendant Collegiate Licensing Co., saying plaintiff Edward O'Bannon had put forward enough information to show that the case ought to proceed on nearly every claim.

“O'Bannon pleads sufficient factual allegations to show an agreement among defendants...
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