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, it just allows for the possibility, according to the Thursday reply brief.

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