NCAA's $209M Antitrust Deal Gets OK After Fixes

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2017, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The NCAA and 11 athletic conferences sued by student-athletes in antitrust suits over caps on scholarships on Tuesday won preliminary approval for a nearly $209 million deal on monetary claims after tacking on revisions that excluded claims in certain other athletes’ suits and modified class definitions.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken gave the initial go-ahead to the deal in the multidistrict litigation after the players and organizations resolved some conflicts that had cropped up after the agreement was proposed, including ex-University of Southern California linebacker Lamar Dawson’s objection that the settlement would release state labor law claims that were still pending...

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