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US: NCAA could face hundreds of thousands of athletes

 |  March 19, 2013

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, currently in the midst of a class action antitrust case battle, is now challenging that class status of the athletes who are accusing the NCAA of operating “an illegal horizontal cartel.” Lawyers for the NCAA filed court papers to oppose the class certification; the athletes grouped together alleging the NCAA conspired to deny payment to the athletes when their images were broadcast or used in videogames. The case has been bending since 2009. Class certification is sought by two classes: one for current NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball and football athletes, who are seeking injunctive relief; and another for former student athletes seeking money damages. If class certification is granted, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of individuals may partake.


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