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In a decision handed down on September 30th, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the District Court’s ruling that the NCAA’s “amateurism” rules unlawfully restrained trade in the market for certain educational and athletic opportunities offered by the NCAA member schools in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. O’Bannon v. NCAA, Case No. 14-16601, 2015 WL 5712106 (9th Cir. Sep. 30 2015).  While affirming most of the District Court’s rulings, the Appeals Court reversed the portion of the District Court’s ruling that enjoined the NCAA from prohibiting its member schools from offering deferred cash… Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Holds That NCAA’s Amateurism Rules Violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act