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U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIES CERTIORARI IN O’BANNON

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
The Supreme Court of the United States has denied both the NCAA’s and plaintiffs’ petitions for certiorari in the O’Bannon case.  The parties had petitioned for review of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision issued in September 2015. In that decision, the Ninth Circuit sided with the NCAA by vacating that… Continue Reading

O’Bannon Plaintiffs Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
On March 15, 2016, plaintiffs in the O’Bannon case sought U.S. Supreme Court review of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision issued in September 2015.  In that decision, the Ninth Circuit sided with the NCAA by vacating that portion of the District Court’s ruling that would have required the NCAA to allow… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Denies Request For Rehearing In O’Bannon

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
Last week, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit voted 2-1 to deny the O’Bannon plaintiffs’ petition for a rehearing en banc of the Ninth Circuit’s September 30, 2015 decision on the NCAA’s appeal of the District Court’s 2014 decision.  On appeal, the Ninth Circuit had upheld that… Continue Reading

O’Bannon v. NCAA – A Split Decision by the Ninth Circuit

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its highly anticipated decision in the O’Bannon case on September 30, 2015. This case was an appeal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision finding that certain NCAA rules were an unlawful restraint of trade in violation of federal antitrust… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Rules on NCAA’s Appeal in O’Bannon

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On September 30, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its highly anticipated opinion on the NCAA’s appeal of the District Court’s decision in the O’Bannon case (a summary of the District Court’s decision is available here). After a lengthy discussion in which the Ninth Circuit ruled that the NCAA’s… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Orders Stay in O’Bannon Case

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
On July 31, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the NCAA’s request to stay the injunctions ordered by the District Court in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case. In August 2014, the District Court enjoined the NCAA from enforcing its rules that prohibited member schools and conferences from offering FBS football… Continue Reading

Bond Attorneys Author Article on O’Bannon Case

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
Bond attorneys Mike Glazier and Paul Avery authored an article discussing the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA which was published on October 6, 2014 as a NACUANOTE by the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  The article, entitled O’Bannon v. NCAA: The District Court… Continue Reading

NCAA to Appeal O’Bannon Decision

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
Last Thursday, the NCAA announced that it had filed a notice of appeal of Judge Claudia Wilken’s August 8, 2014 decision in O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al.  The appeal was widely anticipated as the decision has been broadly viewed as a major setback for the NCAA.  Although this is certainly true insofar as… Continue Reading

Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case

Posted in Antitrust, College Athletics, NCAA, Student-Athletes
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its highly anticipated decision in the Ed O’Bannon case on August 8, 2014.  The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, a class consisting of current and former college student-athletes who filed suit in 2009, concluding that the NCAA’s rules which prohibit payment… Continue Reading