Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by Dave is a killer, Nov 9, 2013.
This could get very interesting....
Note that the Judge ruled that the Athletes could go forward in a class action to sue for changes in NCAA rules to allow the athletes to negotiate group licencing rights for their names, images, and likenesses. She rejected calls for damages for past uses.
My reading suggests that she rejected the historical aspect as far as a Class Action Suit. Individuals could still seek damages separately.
Correct. She rejected certification of class action for the plaintiffs seeking past damages. which was all he was asked to rule on, leaving them only with the option of separate actions - making it more difficult and much more expensive for the plaintiffs (who would have to prove individual damages) and likely reducing the scope of potential damages.
Okay, yes, it makes sense for them to try the class action route to give more heft to that aspect of the suit.
PBS's Frontline picks up the story:
There are links to the ruling, and comments by the legal teams.
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