Law v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
134 F.3d 1010 (1998)
Law (plaintiff) and a number of other college basketball coaches (collectively plaintiffs) filed a class action suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (defendant) claiming that an NCAA rule violated federal antitrust laws, specifically § 1 of the Sherman Act. The “restricted earnings coach” rule limited annual compensation of some Division I entry-level coaches to $16,000. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs on the issue of liability and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the NCAA from implementing the “restrict earnings coach” rule. The NCAA appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ebel, J.)
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