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Athletes in NCAA NIL Case Gain Class Certification for Part of Lawsuit

Sep 23, 2023

In a fully expected ruling, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken on Friday certified the injunctive relief class for In Re College Athlete NIL Litigation, a case where the NCAA and Power Five conferences are accused of violating antitrust law by restricting name, image and likeness and preventing conferences from sharing broadcasting revenue with the players. As Sportico detailed, Wilken presided over a contentious class certification hearing on Thursday involving attorneys for the parties.

Neither the NCAA nor Power Five conferences opposed certification for this class, since it concerns injunctive relief—a demand the court compel the NCAA and Power Five conferences to change rules. The case is brought by Arizona State swimmer Grant House, former Oregon and current TCU basketball player Sedona Prince, and former Illinois football player Tymir Oliver. Whether the trio represent thousands of former and current college athletes or merely themselves, their demand for changes to rules would be the same.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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