Ex-USC Athlete Objects To $209M Deal In Grant-In-Aid MDL

Law360, New York (February 15, 2017, 2:58 PM EST) -- A former University of Southern California linebacker objected Tuesday to a proposed $208.7 million deal to settle monetary claims in the antitrust suits contesting the NCAA’s caps on athlete scholarships, arguing in California federal court that the settlement releases state labor law claims that weren’t even covered in the litigation.

Lamar Dawson, who has a separate, pending wage-and-hour suit against the NCAA, asked U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken not to grant preliminary approval to the settlement, which was reached earlier this month.

His objection argued the proposed settlement releases claims under the California unfair competition law, a matter that was not...

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