US: NCAA handed setback in antitrust lawsuit

A federal judge denied one of four motions filed by the NCAA intended to delay an antitrust trial set to begin next month, according to reports.

US District Judge Claudia Wilken denied the NCAA’s motion that questioned an earlier ruling that specified what the NCAA can use as defense in the case.

The lawsuit was filed by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon, joined by other former collegiate athletes who claim the NCAA is violating antitrust law by capping collegiate athlete compensation for their play in college basketball and football games. The NCAA is earning profit, on the other hand, by allowing the use of likeness and names in video games and television.

The trial is set to begin June 9, according to reports.

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