Calif. Federal Judge Refuses To Strike Class Cert Motion In Student Athletes' Suit

OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on Jan. 29 refused to strike a motion for class certification in a lawsuit filed by former student athletes who claim that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Electronic Arts Inc. and Collegiate Licensing Co. violated Section 1 of the Sherman act by agreeing to fix at zero the amount of compensation antitrust plaintiffs were allowed to receive under NCAA rules for the use of their names, images and likenesses in products or media (In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, No. 09-1967, N.D. Calif.).

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