NCAA Athletes Can Pursue $1 Billion Compensation Case

Aug. 11, 2016, 4:00 AM

The National Collegiate Athletic Association must face claims by tens of thousands of current and former students testing the limits on how much compensation they can get for years of playing basketball and football (In re Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litig. (Jenkins v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n), 2016 BL 254885, N.D. Cal., C 14-2758 CW, 8/5/16).

The Aug. 5 ruling by a federal judge allows about 21,000 students who played on teams from 2010 through 2015 to proceed with a case seeking damages of more than $1 billion. The students seek to be reimbursed ...

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