Below is the first part of an article by Steve Berkowitz from USAtoday.com. It reads…

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in an anti-trust suit against the NCAA concerning the use of college athletes’ names and likenesses argued in a filing Monday that the association’s latest effort to keep the case from becoming a class action “distorts” and “misrepresents” evidence presented by one of the plaintiffs experts.

Last week, the NCAA filed documents describing new evidence that they argue is fatal to the plaintiffs’ pending bid to have the case certified as a class action. The NCAA said new reports and recent depositions from one of the plaintiffs’ experts showed that if the NCAA’s restrictions on compensation for athletes were removed, there would be conflicts among star players and non-star players about how to share the available revenue.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2013/11/05/ncaa-obannon-lawsuit-name-likeness-class-certification/3439835/

-Marc Primo Pulisci is a Los Angeles based attorney practicing with Initiative Legal Group

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