Friday, October 24, 2014

Could There Be More?

Could there be even more?
When it comes to litigation regarding college athletes (such as the O'Bannon case involving a former UCLA athlete), there seems to be no end to the lawsuits testing whether scholar-athletes are de facto employees.

The legal attacks on the NCAA and its limits on what athletes can receive while playing college sports have been spread across a much wider front with the filing of a lawsuit that names the NCAA and every Division I school as defendants. The suit — filed this week in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, where the NCAA is headquartered — alleges that the NCAA and the schools are violating the wage-and-hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The allegations are framed by the schools' employment of students in work-study positions that pay hourly wages...

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