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NCAA Athletes Fire Back At $41M Fee Objection

Law360, New York (November 6, 2017, 4:50 PM EST) -- Student-athletes suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association over alleged anti-competitive caps on scholarships pushed back Friday against the single objection to their $209 million settlement over a $41 million cut for attorneys, saying the fee is less than established Ninth Circuit precedent.

The class of student-athletes fired back at the lone objector, NCAA Division I football player Darrin Duncan, citing a 25 percent benchmark for assessing the fairness of a fee award set by the Ninth Circuit after Duncan called the request unfair. Duncan also cited...
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