Antitrust Law

Challenging the NCAA Cartel: When Consumer Welfare Equals Worker Exploitation

June 9, 2020

The latest antitrust suit brought by college basketball and football players ended (for now) with a partial victory for the athletes. In a unanimous decision last month in Alston v. NCAA, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Judge Claudia Wilken’s finding of liability against the NCAA and upheld her remedy striking down NCAA rules prohibiting player compensation…