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In re: NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation
Case No. 4:09-cv-01967-CW, Northern District of California
March 2014

Student-Athlete Lawsuit Against the NCAA Likely Headed to Trial 

UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and thousands of former Division I men’s basketball and football players allege that the NCAA , its members, and its commercial partners violated federal antitrust law by unlawfully foreclosing former players from receiving any compensation related to the use of their images and likenesses in television broadcasts, rebroadcasts, footage clips, and video games. 

In September 2013, the plaintiffs announced a settlement agreement with defendants Electronic Arts, Inc. and Collegiate Licensing Company. Two months later, Chief District Judge Claudia Wilken certified an injuctive class of all current and former men's Division I football and basketball players whose names, images, and likenesses have been, or may have been, included in game footage or in video games. Trial against the NCAA-the lone remaining defendant-is scheduled to begin on June 9, 2014.

For more information, please contact Michael D. Hausfeld, Hilary K. Scherrer, or Sathya S. Gosselin. 

Practice Areas: Sports and Entertainment, Antitrust / Competition

 

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Supporting Documents

» Complaint (PDF)
» Order Granting Appointment of Co-Lead Counsel (PDF)
» Order on Motion to Dismiss (PDF)
» Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint (PDF)
» Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint - Exhibit A (PDF)
» Oscar Robertson Complaint (PDF)
» Order Denying NCAA's Second Motion to Dismiss (PDF)
» Second Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint (PDF)
» Order Denying EA's Motion to Dismiss (PDF)
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» Antitrust Plaintiffs' Class Certification Brief (PDF)
» Reply Brief of Antitrust Plaintiffs in Support of Motion for Class Certification (PDF)
» Supplemental Brief of Antitrust Plaintiffs in Support of Motion for Class Certification (PDF)


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