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NCAA seeks dismissal of scholarship cases

“The NCAA and the co-defendant member conferences filed their response in support of their motion to dismiss the Jenkins , Alston and related cases. The filing outlines the flaws and implausibility of the plaintiffs’ case. Under the...

Likeness case proceeds to a jury trial

Statement by Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer. Today, a federal court in Oakland, California rejected motions by both sides in the O’Bannon litigation that would end the case short of trial. The court said a jury, not the judge,...

Plaintiffs Respond to NCAA’s Summary Judgment Motion

This evening, the plaintiffs in the O’Bannon litigation filed a brief in response to the NCAA’s Dec. 12 summary judgment motion. Plaintiffs’ brief offers nothing new in this years-old litigation and simply underscores the fact that their...

NCAA files response to plaintiffs’ request for more discovery

Today the NCAA asked the court to deny the plaintiffs’ request for additional discovery. Fact discovery in this case closed approximately one year ago on Jan. 15, 2013. The plaintiffs now are requesting information regarding proposed rules...

NCAA files motion for summary judgment

Today, the NCAA filed its motion for summary judgment in the student-athlete likeness case, urging the court to dismiss the plaintiffs’ case. The plaintiffs failed to identify any evidence that the NCAA’s rules violate the antitrust laws,...

NCAA asks PA court to declare endowment act unconstitutional

The NCAA submitted court documents Wednesday stating that a state law related to Penn State University's consent decree with the NCAA violates both the Pennsylvania Constitution and the U.S. Constitution. In a brief filed with the...

Judge denies plaintiffs’ certification of damages class

Judge Wilken entered the attached order in the student-athlete name and likeness lawsuit denying plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class for damages. This means that plaintiffs’ counsel may not pursue their class damages theories asking for...

NCAA makes case in court for dismissal of Paterno lawsuit

The NCAA argued today in the Court of Common Pleas for Centre County, Penn., that the lawsuit brought by the estate of former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno and others should be dismissed in its entirety. As the NCAA explained in court,...

NCAA seeks U.S. Supreme Court review in Keller-EA Sports decision

The NCAA this evening filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc . Donald Remy, the NCAA’s chief legal officer, said the Association is...

NCAA submits more information supporting dismissal of Paterno suit

Today the that a Pennsylvania court dismiss the lawsuit brought by the estate of Joe Paterno and others. In response to arguments presented by the plaintiffs, the NCAA again identified numerous reasons that the plaintiffs’ strained and...

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