NCAA Says O'Bannon 'Win' Not Enough For $42M Attys' Fee

Law360, New York (March 24, 2017, 4:34 PM EDT) -- The NCAA asked the Ninth Circuit to deny a $42 million attorneys' fee request in the long-running litigation over rules barring student-athletes from being paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses, arguing Thursday that the win was only partial and doesn’t warrant such a large award.

Attorney fees are not guaranteed for liability findings and in this case the student-athletes did not prevail on all of the merits of the case. Even if they had, the NCAA argues, liability does not guarantee fees,...
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